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Posted: December 15, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

December 14, 2021

37 new cases, 38,576 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 37 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,562. The report indicates that 38,576 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 404,344 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 40,571, including 15 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 7,163
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 3,866
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 4,699
  • Gallup Service Unit: 6,672
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 3,478
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 7,268
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,010
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,393

* 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 2,168 new cases, Utah reported 920 new cases, and New Mexico reported 788 cases. 

“Approximately 72-percent of our people are fully vaccinated, and over 85-percent of the elderly population are fully vaccinated. Our health care officials are doing a great job getting our people vaccinated for COVID-19, but we still have more to do. The majority of people who are being hospitalized for COVID-19 are individuals who are unvaccinated. The vaccines are highly effective in pushing back on COVID-19 symptoms and lowering the risks of being hospitalized and death. We are in this together and we have to keep pushing back on COVID-19,” 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.

“As this pandemic continues, please remember to check on your elders and those with underlying health conditions. Everyone needs support during these challenging times as we continue to emerge from the pandemic. Please be safe, keep praying, and take care of each other,” 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.

37 new cases, 38,576 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 14, 2021

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