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Posted: March 4, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 3, 2022

34 new cases, 50,585 recoveries, and two 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 34 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,651. The report indicates that 50,585 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 497,028 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,546, including two delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,033
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,116
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,354
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,815
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 4,976
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,733
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,694
  • 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 Thursday, the state of New Mexico reported 407 new cases and Utah reported 396 new cases. The state of Arizona now reports COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis, each Wednesday.  

“Everyone must keep their guard up at all times, especially in public areas and crowded places. Together, we got through the Omicron variant surge, but we have to remain mindful of other variants that can potentially spread in our communities. The mask mandate in public places remains in effect across the entire Navajo Nation. Continue to take precautions, get vaccinated and get a booster shot, and keep wearing masks in public places whether you are on or off the Navajo Nation. We are in this together,” 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 frontline workers have not given up fighting for us, so please keep fighting for them by protecting yourselves and others from COVID-19. We cannot thank our health care workers and first responders. Please be safe and keep praying,” 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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