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Posted: May 13, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 12, 2022

18 new cases, 51,737 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported 

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 18 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,770. The report indicates that 51,737 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 524,926 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,643, including two delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,324
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,185
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,461
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,963
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,085
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,915
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,854
  • 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:

“Our elders continue to lead the way with the highest vaccination rate among all eligible age categories on the Navajo Nation. Nearly 90-percent of those who are 65 years and older have received the first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 71-percent have also received the two booster shots. We need more of our people to follow the lead of our elders and get vaccinated and get a booster shot. The second booster shot is available to those who are 50 years and older and those who are immunocompromised. We have to remain diligent and continue to take precautions as we move forward,” said NavajoNation 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.

“It is Navajo Nation Nurses Appreciation Week, a time to recognize and honor our frontline workers who have devoted so much to fight for us all during this pandemic. The best way to show your appreciation for nurses is to take precautions and keep yourselves safe from COVID-19. We appreciate their commitment and we pray for their safety,” 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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