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Posted: May 6, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 5, 2022

16 new cases, 51,617 recoveries, and no 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 16 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,766. The report indicates that 51,617 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 522,265 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,534, including one delayed reported case.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,290
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,171
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,450
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,952
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,075
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,899
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,844
  • 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:

“We have the guidance and tools provided by our public health experts and it’s our responsibility to use those resources to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. Please continue to be very cautious as we celebrate graduation ceremonies and Mother’s Day. We have much to be thankful for so please be very cautious to keep your loved ones, especially our elders safe. 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 and prayers are with those who are recovering from COVID-19 and those on the frontlines. As we celebrate and show our appreciation for all mothers and caregivers on Mother’s Day, we strongly encourage everyone to be very careful and take precautions,” 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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