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Posted: June 3, 2022

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2022

64 new cases, 52,224 recoveries, and five deaths related to COVID-19 over two-day period

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 64 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and five deaths on Wednesday and Thursday combined. Below are case numbers including the past two days: 

  • June 1:             18 new cases, 5 death
  • June 2:             46 new cases, 0 deaths

The total number of deaths is now 1,793. The report indicates that 52,224 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 532,914 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 54,330, including 41 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,445
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,234
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,563
  • Gallup Service Unit: 9,074
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,159
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 10,023
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,935
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,875
  • 22 residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

“We must remain careful as surrounding states are experiencing an increase of positive COVID-19 cases. If you have symptoms related to COVID-19, please isolate yourself and make a plan to get tested as soon as possible. If you’re sick, please do not go into public places and please do not attend in-person gatherings. We are in this together and we need more of our people to get vaccinated, which includes a booster shot for COVID-19. Please remain diligent and keep pushing back on the 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.

“Be very careful in public places and please help to inform your elders about the measures they should take to protect themselves. We have to do everything we can to protect our elders and children from COVID-19. Please be safe, continue to pray, and keep supporting one another,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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