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Posted: May 5, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 4, 2022

12 new cases, 51,617 recoveries, and one death related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – 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 one death. The total number of deaths is now 1,766. The report indicates that 51,617 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 521,847 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,517, including 12 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,280
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,168
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,449
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,952
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,074
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,898
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,843
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,831

* 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:

“If you’re at least 50 years old or if you are immunocompromised, please get your second booster shot to help protect yourself from COVID-19. We all have to do our part to push back on the virus and to protect ourselves and others. Please continue to take precautions, especially in public places. On Friday, the Navajo Nation will recognize all of the hard working nurses on the Navajo Nation on National Nurses Day. We honor all of our nurses and we thank you for the sacrifices that you continue to make. 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.

“As we continue on in this pandemic, our health care providers continue to urge our people to take precautions. We do not want to see another large surge in new COVID-19 infections in our communities. Please be safe and keep praying for our frontline workers and all of our people,” 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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