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Posted: April 27, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 26, 2022

3 new cases, 51,511 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 NavajoArea Indian Health Service, reported three new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,758. The report indicates that 51,511 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 518,178 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,363.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,244
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,160
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,431
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,939
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,060
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,891
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,790
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,826

* 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 second booster shot is available for elders and those who are immunocompromised at all health care facilities on the Navajo Nation. Our health care experts strongly recommend receiving the second booster shot if you haven’t already. Please continue to take precautions in all public places and be very careful. We are in this together and we must continue to support and inform one another, especially our elders,” 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.

“Remain diligent and practice the safety measures from our public health experts. We must continue to push forward and pray for our people, frontline workers, and all of our communities. Please be safe and pray each and every day,” 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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