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Posted: July 21, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez, at podium, serves as President of the Navajo Nation. Photo: Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 20, 2022

180 new cases 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 180 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one death. The total number of deaths is now 1,845, including two delayed reported deaths. 562,519 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 59,459, including 50 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:

“Our strongest defense against COVID-19 are the vaccines, booster shots, and our face masks. We still have a mask mandate in place here on the Navajo Nation. If you are in public settings, please be very cautious and encourage your loved ones to be safe as well. We are in this together and we must continue to support one another and look out for the health and well-being of our elders and children,” 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.

“Continue to pray each day for our frontline workers and those who are fighting COVID-19 at this time. Our prayers and the protocols of our public health officials will continue to guide us and help us along the way. Please be safe and take precautions, especially if you travel off the Navajo Nation,” 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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