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Posted: March 1, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

February 28, 2022

64 new cases, 50,502 recoveries, and one death related to COVID-19 over three-day period, 31 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 64 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one death over the weekend and Monday. Below are case numbers including the past weekend and Monday: 

  • Feb. 26:                        35 new cases
  • Feb. 27-28:                   29 new cases

The total number of deaths is now 1,648. The report indicates that 50,502 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 495,129 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,431, including 70 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,008
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,109
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,342
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,781
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 4,961
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,717
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,688
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,803

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

On Monday, the state of New Mexico reported 680 new cases and Utah reported 896 new cases, which also include weekend case numbers. The state of Arizona now reports COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis, each Wednesday. Based on cases from Feb. 11, 2022 to Feb. 24, 2022, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following 31 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:



Bread Springs

Casamero Lake





Coyote Canyon




Low Mountain

Many Farms





Pueblo Pintado

Rock Point

Rock Springs


Rough Rock



Smith Lake Tachee/Blue Gap








Twin Lakes 

Two Grey Hills


“The health and well-being of our Navajo people and frontline warriors remain our top priority. We are not out of this COVID-19 pandemic. We must remain diligent and continue to push back on this modern-day monster by getting more of our people fully vaccinated, continuing to wear masks in public places, and adhering to the guidance of our public health experts. We are in this together and we will get through this pandemic by supporting one another and uplifting our loved ones. Continue to pray for our people and all of our frontline warriors across 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 continue to carry us forward through the adversity created by this pandemic. We appreciate all of the hard work of our frontline workers and first responders as they continue to save lives and protect our communities. Please continue to be safe and pray for our people and those putting themselves at risk on the frontlines each day,” 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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