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Posted: May 27, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 26, 2022

26 new cases, 52,004 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Thursday, 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 recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,785, including two delayed reported cases. 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 54,080, including 33 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,396
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,211
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,502
  • Gallup Service Unit: 9,023
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,142
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,988
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,926
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,870

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

“This week, we have many graduates who will be achieving great milestones and many families will be gathering to celebrate those accomplishments, but please keep in mind that our public health experts continue to urge everyone to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are in this together so let’s continue to push back on COVID-19 by adhering to the guidance of our public health experts during the Memorial Day weekend,” 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 faith in the Creator has brought us very far in this pandemic and we are very grateful for that. As we continue on, we have to build on that faith and continue to take precautionary measures to keep our loved ones safe and healthy. Please continue to support one another and encourage each other to be safe,” 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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