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Posted: June 13, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

June 10, 2022

98 new cases, 52,552 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 98 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,797. The report indicates that 52,552 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 539,40 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 55,031, including 14 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: 10,619
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,286
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,630
  • Gallup Service Unit: 9,163
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,221
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 10,111
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 6,078
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,901

* 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:

“As more holidays approach, it’s important that continue to remind our family, especially our elders to take precautions to keep them safe from COVID-19. We are in this together and we must continue to adhere to the guidance of our health experts. Please continue to wear masks and get vaccinated if you haven’t already. Please be safe and continue to pray for our frontline warriors and our communities,” 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.

“Please remember all of the men and women working on the frontlines in our hospitals and communities who are fighting each and every day for all of us. Please support them by practicing safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in your homes and in public. Please be safe and keep praying,” 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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