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Posted: April 4, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 1, 2022

4 new cases, 51,264 recoveries, and one death related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported four new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one recent death. The total number of deaths is now 1,734, including one delayed death reported. The report indicates that 51,264 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 507,659 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,070, including 20 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,159
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,145
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,387
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,899
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,026
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,861
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,756
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,815

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

On Friday, the state of New Mexico reported 94 new cases. The state of Arizona now reports COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis, each Wednesday, and the state of Utah on Thursdays. 

“The mask mandate remains in effect for the entire Navajo Nation, including all businesses and schools. We continue to encourage all eligible individuals to get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted. Our medical and health professionals continue to provide us with the data and the guidance needed to protect ourselves and others, so please adhere to their advice and recommendations including mask wearing and social distancing. We are in this together and have a safe weekend with your loved ones,” 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 taking safety measures wherever you go. Our health care workers have never stopped fighting for us, so let’s keep fighting for them by keeping ourselves safe and healthy throughout the weekend. Please pray and be safe,” 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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