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Posted: January 24, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

January 23, 2022

232 new cases, 43,615 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Sunday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 232 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,607. The report indicates that 43,615 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 457,959 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 47,985, including 74 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 8,985
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 4,599
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,111
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,060
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 4,380
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 8,662
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,496
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,670

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

On Sunday, the state of Arizona reported 22,922 new cases. The states of Utah and New Mexico will report weekend case numbers on Monday. 

“If you have symptoms like a sore throat, body aches, fever, coughing, or others, please do not go into public, isolate at home, and make a plan to get tested as soon as possible. COVID-19 testing is widely available along with COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots. The data shows that the COVID-19 vaccines are preventing a surge in hospitalizations and losses of life as Omicron surges. We are in this together and we need to take precautions and encourage our loved ones to be cautious as well. The safest place to be is at home here on the Navajo Nation,” 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.

“Our prayers are with those who are battling the COVID-19 illness and those who are grieving the loss of a loved one due to this virus. We do not want to lose any more of our people to COVID-19 and we don’t want to see this Omicron surge escalate any further. Please practice the safety measures that our health experts recommend and continue to pray for all of our 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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