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Posted: March 3, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 2, 2022

63 new cases, 50,564 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 63 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,649. The report indicates that 50,564 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 496,447 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,510, including six delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,027
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,114
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,352
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,805
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 4,964
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,732
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,691
  • 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 Wednesday, the state of New Mexico reported 440 new cases and Utah reported 461 new cases. The state of Arizona now reports COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis. On Wednesday, the state of Arizona reported 9,647 cases over the weeklong period ending Feb. 26. 

“We have to remain prepared and be mindful of the potential for new variants. The Omicron BA.2 variant is the latest new strain of COVID-19 that is circulating in many countries including the United States. Our best defense against this invisible monster is to get fully vaccinated and continue wearing face masks in all public places. We have to keep our guard up and take precautions, especially in crowded areas and public places. Please wear a mask in public and continue to pray for our frontline warriors and all of our people,” 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 daily number of new COVID-19 cases are low and we want to keep those numbers low. During the recent Omicron surge, we saw hundreds of new daily cases on several occasions but we persevered and brought the numbers down. Please continue to take precautions and keep praying for our communities,” 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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