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Posted: April 28, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 27, 2022

12 new cases, 51,519 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 12 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,758. The report indicates that 51,519 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 518,411 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,381, including six delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,249
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,162
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,436
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,941
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,062
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,892
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,790
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,827

* 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 Navajo people have set a great example on how to push back on COVID-19 by adhering to the guidance of our public health experts and scientists. We must continue to remain diligent and take extra precautions in public places, especially if you travel off the Navajo Nation where COVID-19 protocols are minimal or non-existent. We are still in the midst of a pandemic, so please get vaccinated and get your booster shot if you haven’t already. We are in this together and we are strong and resilient like our ancestors,” 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.

“Continue to pray for all of those on the frontlines of this pandemic. We thank them for all of the sacrifices they continue to make to keep our people safe and to save as many lives as possible. Please be safe and practice the safety measures recommended by the health experts,” 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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