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Posted: June 9, 2022

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The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2022

126 new cases, 52,464 recoveries, and 2 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 126 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two recent deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,797. The report indicates that 52,464 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 537,520 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 54,755, including seven delayed reported cases. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,564
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,276
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,611
  • Gallup Service Unit: 9,142
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,198
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 10,089
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,955
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,898

* 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: https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19

“The pandemic turned our world upside down in a short amount of time, impacting our lives. The last two years have been continuously challenging. It’s becoming clear just how much has changed. Many of us are grieving for loved ones who passed away, strained family relationships, financial stability, lost time, and even just the concept of normalcy. Today, we have to remind ourselves that we can defeat COVID-19. Together, we can push back on this virus by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask,” 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 praying for our people and frontline workers as we continue on in this pandemic. We are stronger when we work together and support one another. Please be safe and keep praying for our people and our communities,” 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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