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Posted: May 26, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 25, 2022

48 new cases, 52,004 recoveries, and 6 deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 48 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and six recent deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,783. The report indicates that 52,004 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 54,021, including 27 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,390
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,206
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,495
  • Gallup Service Unit: 9,020
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,140
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,984
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,897
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,867

* 22 residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

“As the Memorial Day weekend and graduation ceremonies are approaching, we encourage our citizens to adhere to our medical and health professionals’ advice and recommendations including getting vaccinated and wearing a mask. Keep your guard up and keep each other safe during large gatherings. We have to work together to avoid any surges of cases. Our prayers are with those who are battling the COVID-19 illness and those who are grieving the loss of a loved one due to this virus,” 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.

“Keep taking safety measures during the week and travels. Our health care workers have never stopped fighting for us, so let’s keep fighting for them by keeping ourselves safe and healthy throughout this week,” 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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