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Posted: March 8, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 7, 2022

56 new cases, 50,725 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 over three-day period, 24 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 56 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths over the weekend and Monday. Below are case numbers including the past weekend and Monday: 

  • March 5:                       28 new cases, 0 deaths
  • March 6:                       24 new cases, 0 deaths
  • March 7:                       4 new cases, 0 deaths

The total number of deaths remains 1,651. The report indicates that 50,725 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 498,281 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,654, including seven delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,066
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,128
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,355
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,837
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 4,987
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,762
  • 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 Monday, the state of New Mexico reported 694 new cases and Utah reported 543 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. 18, 2022 to March 3, 2022, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following 24 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:


Bread Springs








Low Mountain

Many Farms






Pueblo Pintado

Rock Springs

Rough Rock


Smith Lake 

Standing Rock

Tachee/Blue Gap


Upper Fruitland

“We are still in a pandemic and we must continue to be cautious, wear masks in public, get vaccinated, and take extra precautions when traveling. Our frontline warriors continue to fight for all of us each day, so please help them by protecting yourselves and others. Our best defense against COVID-19 is to get fully vaccinated, which includes a booster shot. By continuing to adhere to the guidance of our public health experts, we hope to continue to see a consistent decline in new infections and less hospitalizations. Keep pushing back on the virus and continue to take precautions,” 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.

“We must continue to pray for the health and safety of all of our people and first responders, but we must also take precautions to meet our prayers half way. Please continue to pray, practice safety measures, and do everything you can to protect yourselves and others from COVID-19,” 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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