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Posted: May 16, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 13, 2022

21 new cases, 51,741 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported 

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 21 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,770. The report indicates that 51,741 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 525,573 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,673, including nine delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,334
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,185
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,470
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,965
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,090
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,917
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,854
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,836

* 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 frontline warriors have provided us with the guidance and the weapons to push back on COVID-19, and those weapons are the vaccines, booster shots, masks, and other tools that we have. It’s up to us as individuals to use those tools to help protect ourselves and others. Please continue to be cautious in public places and please get vaccinated and get a booster shot if you are eligible to do so. We are in this together and we must continue to support one another,” 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 families and friends come together to celebrate the achievements of our students, our public health experts strongly urge everyone to take precautions. Graduation ceremonies are a wonderful occasion for our people, but we also want everyone to remain safe and healthy. Please be safe and continue to pray for our people, our communities, and all of the frontline workers who are working around the clock to save lives,” 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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