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Posted: May 10, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 9, 2022

13 new cases, 51,719 recoveries, and two deaths related to COVID-19 over three-day period, 5 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Monday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 13 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two deaths over the weekend and Monday. Below are case numbers including the past weekend and Monday: 

  • May 7-8:                     10 new cases, 2 deaths
  • May 9:                         3 new cases, 0 deaths

The total number of deaths is now 1,769. The report indicates that 51,719 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 523,222 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,569.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,303
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,175
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,455
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,955
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,076
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,902
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,848
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,833

* 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 April 22 to May 5, 2022, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following five communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:



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“Stay strong and keep supporting one another. We are in this together and we must continue to encourage our loved ones to take precautions, even if they travel to cities and towns off of the Navajo Nation. We do not want to have another large surge in new COVID-19 cases, so please take precautions and continue to push back on the virus 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.

“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: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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