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Posted: December 8, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

December 7, 2021

35 new cases, 37,935 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 35 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,551. The report indicates that 37,935 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 399,113 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 40,171, including 13 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 7,038
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,836
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,682
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,615
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,445
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 7,205
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 4,964
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,364

* 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 3,015 new cases, Utah reported 1,122 new cases, and New Mexico reported 969. 

“Through sequencing of swab samples, our health care officials continue to be proactive in detecting the Omicron variant in our communities. We are hopeful that the new variant will not reach our communities, but we must also be prepared. All of us can do our part to help by continuing to take precautions such as wearing a mask in public, practicing social distancing, washing your hands often, limiting travel, and staying home as much as possible. Practicing all of these measures will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, lower hospital visits and the strain on our health care system. Our health care workers are being challenged right now and we have to help them. Please take precautions and remind your loved ones and friends to do the same. We are in this together,” 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 health care officials have provided us with so much information and guidance on how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19. Please adhere to their guidance and take precautions, especially in public places. We are in this together and we have to continue to support one another and pray for our people. Please be safe and make good decisions for yourself and others,” 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: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014.

35 new cases, 37,935 recoveries, and no recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Tuesday, the Navajo…

Posted by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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