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Posted: April 13, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 12, 2022

7 new cases, 51,357 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported seven new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,740. The report indicates that 51,357 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 511,852 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,150, including nine delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,178
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,151
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,395
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,911
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,037
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,881
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,759
  • 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 Nation remains in “yellow status,” in accordance with Public Health Emergency Order No. 2022-004 available online at:

“The city of Philadelphia will soon be re-implementing its indoor mask mandate due to a rise in the spread of the Omicron sub-variant. Here on the Navajo Nation, our mask mandate has remained in place since April 2020. Our public health experts continue to urge all Navajo Nation residents to wear a mask in all public places and continue to be very cautious as we move forward. We cannot afford to let our guard down now and have another surge in COVID-19 cases here on the Navajo Nation,” 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.

“Remain diligent and continue to support one another. When we work together and take precautionary measures, we see that our numbers of COVID-19 cases remain low in our communities. Please be safe, take precautions, and continue to pray for our people and all of those who are working 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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