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Posted: March 10, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 9, 2022

10 new cases, 50,782 recoveries, and one death 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 10 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one recent death. The total number of deaths is 1,655. The report indicates that 50,782 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 499,029 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,673.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,071
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,128
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,355
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,843
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 4,991
  • 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 Wednesday, the state of New Mexico reported 341 new cases and Utah reported 198 new cases. The state of Arizona reported 6,549 cases over the weeklong period ending March 5.  

“We’re getting through this COVID-19 pandemic one day at a time. Our public health experts continue to urge everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated, which includes a booster shot. Many of our student athletes, along with their families, are competing in the basketball state finals in New Mexico, so we strongly urge them to take extra precautions as they cheer on their loved ones. We are in this together and we must continue to support one another,” 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.

“Keep praying and keep taking safety precautions, especially in public areas. Our prayers are strong, but we must also do our part to protect ourselves each day. Please be safe, continue to pray for our frontline workers and all of our communities. We will emerge from this pandemic and carry forward,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

For more information, including helpful prevention tips, and resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the NavajoDepartment of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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