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Posted: May 12, 2022


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

May 11, 2022

20 new cases, 51,737 recoveries, and one death 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 20 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one death. The total number of deaths is now 1,770. The report indicates that 51,737 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 524,388 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 53,623. 

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

  • Chinle Service Unit: 10,318
  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 5,182
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 5,458
  • Gallup Service Unit: 8,962
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 5,081
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 9,913
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 5,853
  • Winslow Service Unit: 2,834

* 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 to continue to push back on COVID-19 by getting more of our people vaccinated and more booster shots. If you are 50 years and older or are immunocompromised, you are eligible to receive a second booster shot at any health care facility on the Navajo Nation. If you go into public places or travel off the Navajo Nation, please take precautions and be careful. The rates of new cases are higher in towns and cities off our Nation. Please continue to be safe and take care of your elders,” 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 are in this together and through our support for one another, we will continue to push forward through this pandemic. Please continue to pray for your loved ones, our frontline workers, and all of those who are fighting against the virus. Be safe and please keep taking precautions to keep yourself and others safe and healthy,” 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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