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Posted: March 24, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 23, 2022

14 new case, 51,081 recoveries, and one death related to COVID-19 reported 

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 14 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one recent death. The total number of deaths is 1,660. The report indicates that 51,081 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 503,823 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,843, including four delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,130
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,141
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,369
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,870
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,003
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,793
  • 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 Wednesday, the state of New Mexico reported 233 new cases and Utah reported 119 new cases. The state of Arizona reported 4,566 cases over the weeklong period ending March 19.  

“COVID-19 case numbers remain low, but we must keep our guard up, especially in public places. The Navajo Nation’s face mask mandate remains in place for everyone, including visitors, in public areas. We have to remain diligent and be mindful of how quickly we’ve seen COVID-19 variants spread in the past. Please keep your guard up and keep taking precautions to keep yourself and others safe and healthy,” 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 health care providers and first responders continue to do outstanding work to respond to the pandemic, and they have saved many lives within the past two years. We are very grateful to them and their families for all of their sacrifices to help our people. Please continue to pray and practice safety measures to lessen the spread and risks of 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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