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Posted: March 29, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

March 28, 2022

19 new cases, 51,124 recoveries, and 44 deaths related to COVID-19 over three-day period, 7 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 19 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and 44 deaths over the weekend and Monday. Below are case numbers including the past weekend and Monday: 

  • March 26 – 27:            14 new cases, 28 deaths
  • March 28:                     5 new cases, 16 deaths, 4 delayed deaths reported

The total number of deaths is 1,689, and the high reported number of deaths is due to delayed reporting and reconciliation. The report indicates that 51,124 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 505,684 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 52,918, including 15 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,144
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,143
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,379
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,894
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,011
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,799
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,715
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,811

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

On Monday, the state of New Mexico reported 331 new cases and Utah reported 255 new cases, which also include weekend case numbers. The state of Arizona now reports COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis, each Wednesday. Based on cases from March 11 to March 24, 2022, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following seven communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:

Coyote Canyon



Indian Wells







“Our frontline warriors continue to fight for us each day, so let’s keep fighting for them by keeping the numbers of COVID-19 cases low by taking precautions and getting more of our people fully vaccinated. We have plenty of people who received the first two doses of the vaccines, but we need more to get their booster shots. We are in this together and we must all do our part to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy. Please keep wearing your masks and be very cautious in public,” 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.

“Prayers give us the strength to continue pushing through this pandemic. We must continue to support our loved ones and encourage them to take precautions, especially our elders and those with underlying health conditions. Keep praying and stay safe at all times,” 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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