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Posted: May 4, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 3, 2022

1 new case, 51,597 recoveries, and two 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 one new COVID-19 case for the Navajo Nation and two deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,765. The report indicates that 51,597 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 521,091 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,493, including one delayed reported case.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,276
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,165
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,447
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,951
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,071
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,898
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,833
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,830

* 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:

“When the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on the Navajo Nation in March of 2020, there were a lot of uncertainties and we didn’t know much about the virus. Two years later, our public health experts and scientists have learned a lot about COVID-19 and they have given us the guidance and tools that we need to protect ourselves and others. We have to remain diligent and continue to take precautions, especially in public places and if we travel off the Navajo Nation. We are in this together and through the strength of our ancestors we will overcome,” 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.

“We owe so much gratitude to our frontline workers and all of the first responders who continue to devote themselves to saving lives during this pandemic. As leaders of our Nation, we thank you and we recognize your sacrifices as you continue to fight for all of us. We are in this together and we must continue to support and pray for one another,” 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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