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Posted: November 24, 2021

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2021

59 new cases, 36,844 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 59 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,527. The report indicates that 36,844 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 387,458 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 39,080, including 75 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 6,815
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,719
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,623
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,430
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,339
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 7,002
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,813
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,317

* 22 residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

On Tuesday, the state of Arizona reported 3,057 new cases, Utah reported 1,153 new cases, and the state of New Mexico reported 1,189 cases. 

“If you are celebrating Thanksgiving Day with friends or family, please be very cautious and limit in-person attendance. In the past, we’ve experienced increases in new cases following major holidays because people let their guard down among family and friends. We do not want any more of our people to be infected with COVID-19 or to lose their lives. If you are near others that do not reside in the same household, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. We have to take all precautions to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy this holiday season. Please be safe, wear masks in public, and get fully vaccinated and your booster shot,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Health care facilities across the Navajo Nation continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines. If you would like to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines, please contact your health care provider and schedule an appointment.

“Our appreciation goes out to all of the frontline workers who continue to sacrifice so much for our people, especially during the holidays. We can do our part to help them by reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities by taking precautions. Please be very cautious, continue to pray, and have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Day with your loved ones,” said Vice President Myron Lizer. 

For more information, including helpful prevention tips, and resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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