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Posted: April 8, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 7, 2022

12 new cases, 51,314 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 12 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,738. The report indicates that 51,314 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 510,223 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,112.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,169
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,150
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,390
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,902
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,029
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,876
  • 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.

“This week, the Navajo Nation transitioned to yellow status which increased capacity limits for businesses and certain types of gatherings, but our mask mandate remains in place and that includes visitors and tourists. I am very thankful to our Navajo people and our frontline warriors for the great work they are doing to reduce the spread of this invisible monster, known as COVID-19, in our communities. Let’s stay the course, keep our guard up, and keep pushing back on this virus,” 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.

“Take precautions and be extra cautious, especially if you travel to areas off of the Navajo Nation. We are in this together and we will emerge from this pandemic stronger than before. Please be safe and continue to pray for our elders, those with underlying health conditions, and all of the men and women fighting for us on the frontlines,” 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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