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Posted: January 21, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

January 20, 2022

277 new cases, 42,206 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 277 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,602. The report indicates that 42,206 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 452,948 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 46,643, including 252 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 8,708
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 4,448
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,037
  • Gallup Service Unit: 7,777
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 4,185
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 8,397
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,459
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,610

* 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 17,724 new cases, Utah reported 11,608 new cases, and New Mexico reported 6,010.

“As we continue to mitigate this COVID-19 pandemic, as Navajo people, we must remember that the strength and resilience of our ancestors remain within each of us to this day to overcome the challenges that this modern-day monster presents. Through the teachings of our elders, our prayers, and the guidance of our public health experts, we can reduce the spread of the virus and save lives. Please take precautions and practice safety measures such as wearing two masks in public, getting vaccinated, getting a booster shot, and staying home as much as possible,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Health care facilities on 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.

“If you or a family member in your household has a fever, body aches, congestion, sore throat, or other symptoms, please isolate, do not go into public places, and get tested as quickly as you can. We all have to work together and be extra cautious to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. Be safe and continue to pray for our health care workers, first responders, and all of our Navajo people,” 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. 

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