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Posted: June 10, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 9, 2022

47 new cases, 52,532 recoveries, and no deaths related to COVID-19 

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 47 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,797. The report indicates that 52,532 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 539,045 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 54,919, including 117 delayed reported cases. A new case is defined as a positive test within the last 72-hours. Some cases are due to delayed reporting from the states. Any positive tests from beyond the last 72-hours are considered delayed.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,581
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,279
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,614
  • Gallup Service Unit: 9,146
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,206
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 10,101
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 6,072
  • 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:

“We have the weapons to fight back against this modern-day monster known as COVID-19. Our masks and vaccines are our protection against the virus. Our public health experts have given us the guidance and knowledge to understand that if we let our guard down during in-person family gatherings and when we travel, the risk of getting COVID-19 increases. The vaccines are widely available at all health facilities on the Navajo Nation, so please get vaccinated and get a booster shot or two if you are eligible. We have to remain strong and continue to support one another. Please tell your elders that you love them and that you want them to be cautious in public places so they stay 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.

“If you are sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19, please do not go into public places or attend in-person events, meetings, or gatherings. Instead, please do your best to isolate yourself from others and get tested as soon as you can. We are in this together so please continue to encourage each other and pray for our people,” 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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