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Posted: March 9, 2022

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2022

6 new cases, 50,780 recoveries, and three recent deaths related to COVID-19

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported six new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and three recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,654. The report indicates that 50,780 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 498,793 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,663, including three delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,068
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,128
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,355
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,838
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 4,989
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,763
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,694
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,806

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

On Tuesday, the state of New Mexico reported 177 new cases and Utah reported 100 new cases. The state of Arizona now reports COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis, each Wednesday. 

“We are seeing a decline in the numbers of new cases each week, but we have to remain diligent and keep practicing precautions to lessen the spread of COVID-19. Wearing two masks in public places and getting fully vaccinated and boosted are the best defense against the virus and its variants. Please be very cautious, and do not travel, go to work, or attend school if you are sick, tested positive for COVID-19, haven’t ended isolation or quarantine, or are waiting for test results,” 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.

“Be safe, adhere to the guidance of our health experts, and please support and help our elders and those with underlying health conditions. If you have grandparents who need groceries or other necessities, please offer to go shopping for them, but please be very cautious and ensure their safety during the delivery of the items. We all have to do our part and help push back on COVID-19 and the Omicron variant,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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