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Posted: May 25, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 24, 2022

14 new cases, 51,995 recoveries, and four 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 14 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and four recent deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,777. The report indicates that 51,995 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 529,248 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,946, including 11 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,378
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,196
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,491
  • Gallup Service Unit: 9,000
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,135
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,961
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,896
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,867

* 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 the Memorial Day weekend. 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 our graduates, we strongly encourage everyone to be very careful and take precautions during celebrations,” 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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