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Posted: May 11, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 10, 2022

26 new cases, 51,734 recoveries, and no 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 26 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,769. The report indicates that 51,734 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 523,941 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,603, including eight delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,314
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,180
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,457
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,959
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,078
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,906
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,853
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,834

* 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 Nation has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, but we need more of our Navajo people to get vaccinated and get booster shots to push back on COVID-19. The second booster shot is available at all health care facilities across the Navajo Nation for those who are 50 years and older and those who are immunocompromised. Our numbers of COVID-19 cases have been consistently low for some time now, but we must continue to be cautious and take precautions in public places. With graduation ceremonies taking place, we must be careful and remember that we have to do our best to protect our elders and those with underlying health conditions from COVID-19,” 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 prayers can take us far, but we also have to meet our prayers half way through our actions and hard work. Our frontline workers are fighting hard for all of us each day, so please do your best to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and healthy. We are in this together and our actions impact others. Please be safe, continue to pray, and thank our frontline workers,” 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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