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Posted: April 7, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 6, 2022

8 new cases, 51,307 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 eight new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one death. The total number of deaths is now 1,738. The report indicates that 51,307 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 508,476 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,100, including three delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,165
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,148
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,390
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,900
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,029
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,872
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,758
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,816

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

“The Navajo people are doing a good job keeping our daily numbers of COVID-19 cases low, but we must stay the course and keep our guard up. In the past, we’ve seen how quickly this virus can spread from person to person. Please continue to wear masks in all public places and be very cautious in crowded areas. If you live within the same household with elders, please be very mindful of their health and well-being and do your best to protect yourselves from COVID-19. Please keep praying for our people, our frontline warriors, and those who are currently fighting the virus at this moment,” 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 visit your health care provider or schedule an appointment.

“Our men and women serving on the frontlines in our hospital facilities and in our communities have saved many lives during this pandemic and they continue to make many sacrifices for all of us. When this pandemic started over two years ago, there was plenty of uncertainty and some fear among our people, but our frontline workers never hesitated to put themselves at risk to help our people. We thank them as they continue to fight for us,” 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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