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Posted: April 29, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

April 28, 2022

20 new cases, 51,522 recoveries, and 3 deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 20 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and three deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,761. The report indicates that 51,522 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 519,144 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,407, including six delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,259
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,163
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,440
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,945
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,063
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,893
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,794
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,828

* 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 fight against COVID-19 is not over. This modern-day monster has created many challenges for our Navajo people, but we remain strong and continue to push back. We must remain focused on mitigating the virus and containing it, so that we do not experience another surge in new infections again. Please be very cautious and keep wearing masks in public places. If you’re traveling or attending large events such as the Gathering of Nations, please be very careful. We are in this together,” 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.

“Our thoughts are with those who are currently fighting COVID-19 and we pray for a quick and full recovery. Please continue to take precautions and push back on the virus together. Be safe and please say a prayer each day for our people, frontline workers, and communities,” 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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