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Posted: June 7, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 6, 2022

156 new cases, 52,431 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 over three-day period, 32 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 156 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths over the weekend and Monday. Below are case numbers including the past weekend and Monday: 

  • June 4-5:                      121 new cases, 0 deaths
  • June 6:                          35 new cases, 0 deaths

The total number of deaths remains 1,793. The report indicates that 52,431 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 535,475 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 54,585, including 12 delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,522
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,255
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,601
  • Gallup Service Unit: 9,110
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,180
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 10,059
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,946
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,890

* 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: Based on cases from May 20 to June 2, 2022, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following 32 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:

Black Mesa

Bread Springs



Coyote Canyon




Hard Rock


Indian Wells



Many Farms

Mariano Lake





Rock Springs




St. Michaels

Standing Rock




Tsaile/Wheatfields Tsayatoh


Twin Lakes


Wide Ruins

“Our public health experts have given us the guidance and the resources to push back on COVID-19, including the wearing of face masks in public places and getting vaccinated and a booster shot. If you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, body aches, coughing, or others, please do your best to isolate yourself and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. If you are sick, please do not go out into public. We are in this together and we must all do our part to keep ourselves safe and healthy,” 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.

“We tend to let our guard down around family and friends, but we must remain mindful of the risks as we see COVID-19 cases increase in areas around the Navajo Nation. Please take precautions and continue to pray for your loved ones and all of our frontline workers who are fighting for us all,” 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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