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Posted: April 12, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 11, 2022

8 new cases, 51,335 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 over three-day period, 1 community identified with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the NavajoArea Indian Health Service, reported 8 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths over the weekend and Monday. Below are case numbers including the past weekend and Monday: 

  • April 9-10:                       8 new cases, 0 deaths
  • April 11:                          0 new cases, 0 deaths

The total number of deaths is 1,740, including one delayed death reported. The report indicates that 51,335 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 511,183 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,134, including six delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,176
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,151
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,394
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,904
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,034
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,879
  • 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.

Based on cases from March 25 to April 7, 2022, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for one community due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19. The name of the community is not reported due to privacy, confidentiality, and prevention of stigmatization. 

“If you have to travel off the Navajo Nation, please continue to wear a mask in public places to help keep your loved ones safe and healthy when you return home to the Navajo Nation. Many areas off the Navajo Nation have reduced or even eliminated all COVID-19 protocols, but here on the Navajo Nation we are taking a more cautious approach. Keep your guard up and continue to take precautions,” 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 frontline warriors are working 24/7 to protect our people and save lives. Please help them by doing your best to protect yourselves and others from COVID-19. Please continue to pray for our people 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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