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Posted: April 21, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 20, 2022

14 new cases, 51,432 recoveries, and no deaths 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 14 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation. The total number of deaths remains 1,741. The report indicates that 51,432 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 514,854 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,255, including 20 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,220
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,156
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,411
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,931
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,043
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,886
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,763
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,823

* 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:

“We continue to rely on the data, scientists, and public health experts to guide us through this pandemic. Our numbers of COVID-19 cases are low, and we want to maintain low numbers to keep our people safe and healthy. Please continue to take precautions and push back on this virus together. The fourth COVID-19 booster shot is also available at our health care facilities 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 contact your health care provider and schedule an appointment.

“Please be safe and continue to support our frontline workers and those working around the clock to help our people. We are in this together and we will emerge from this pandemic. We strongly encourage everyone to continue praying for our people and our communities across the Navajo Nation and beyond,” 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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