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Posted: July 15, 2022
Phefelia Nez

Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez. Photo: Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 14, 2022

101 new cases and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported

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 101 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,836., including one delayed reported death. 558,517 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 58,637, including five 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.

The Navajo Nation remains in “yellow status,” in accordance with Public Health Emergency Order No. 2022-004 available online at:

“When the pandemic began, we didn’t have PPEs and the vaccines to protect us from severe illness. We didn’t know much about COVID-19, but thanks to the research of scientists and guidance from our public health experts we know how to protect ourselves and how to lessen the spread of the virus. The choices we make as individuals ultimately determine the numbers of new infections. We have to keep our guard up and keep pushing back on COVID-19 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.

“Be safe and continue to pray for our frontline workers and everyone who is dealing with COVID-19 at this moment. We are in this together and we will emerge from this pandemic by supporting one another, taking precautions, and having faith in our prayers,” 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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