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Posted: March 25, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 24, 2022

10 new case, 51,085 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported 

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Thursday, 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 no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains at 1,660. The report indicates that 51,085 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 504,467 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,860, including seven delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,134
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,143
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,375
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,873
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,004
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,793
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,709
  • 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 Thursday, the state of New Mexico reported 210 new cases and Utah reported 152 new cases. The state of Arizona now reports COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis, each Wednesday. 

“The numbers of new COVID-19 cases remain low this week. Our public health experts continue to urge everyone to get vaccinated, including a booster, to keep the cases low. Everyone should get a vaccine if they already had COVID-19. Getting a vaccine after you recover from infection with the virus provides additional protection to your immune system. 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 taking safety precautions to avoid COVID-19 exposure, especially in public areas. Our prayers are strong, but we must also do our part to protect ourselves each day. Please be safe and continue to pray for our frontline workers and 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 Navajo Department of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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