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Posted: March 23, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 22, 2022

1 new case, 51,080 recoveries, and one death related to COVID-19 reported 

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 one new COVID-19 case for the Navajo Nation and one recent death. The total number of deaths is 1,659. The report indicates that 51,080 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 503,549 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,825, including two delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,120
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,140
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,367
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,869
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,003
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,789
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,708
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,807

* 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 117 new cases and Utah reported 109 new cases. The state of Arizona now reports COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis, each Wednesday.

“Scientists and public health experts continue to monitor and track the spread of the Omicron sub-variant, also known as BA.2, which is also spreading in the state of Arizona. We must continue to keep our guard up at all times in public places, especially if you travel to areas or cities off of the Navajo Nation. Here on the Navajo Nation, our mask mandate remains in place at all public places and it applies to all of our visitors as well. Please be safe, get vaccinated, get a booster shot, and continue to pray for the health and safety of our people and our communities. 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.

“This pandemic has taken its toll on the physical and mental health of our people, so we must be supportive of our loved ones, especially our elders. We also encourage our people to help keep your parents and grandparents informed about the pandemic so they can keep themselves safe and healthy. Please be safe and keep praying for our frontline warriors and all of our people,” 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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