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Posted: June 6, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 3, 2022

83 new cases, 52,312 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 

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 83 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,793. The report indicates that 52,312 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 535,332 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 54,417, including four delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,470
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,244
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,572
  • Gallup Service Unit: 9,086
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,168
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 10,038
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,938
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,879

* 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’ve experienced increases in new COVID-19 cases before and we know how to push back by taking the precautions recommended by our public health experts. We are in this together and we have to do our best to protect ourselves and our loved ones, especially our elders. The best defense against the virus are the vaccines, booster shots, and face masks, so please be very careful. 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.

“If you experience symptoms related to COVID-19, please do your best to isolate yourself and get tested as soon as possible. We must continue to support one another and keep praying for our people, frontline workers, and everyone who is fighting the virus at this moment,” 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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