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Posted: August 4, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez 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

August 3, 2022

34 new cases and two recent deaths 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 34 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,863, including one delayed death reported. 569,074 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 61,031, including 66 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 Navajo Nation health care professionals continue to recommend all individuals to wear a well-fitting mask indoors and at any large gatherings. We also encourage everyone to stay up-to-date on all COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. If you are feeling sick, make sure you are following all isolation and quarantine guidelines. We are in this together and we all have to do our part to push back on this virus,” 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.

“Our thoughts are with those who are currently fighting COVID-19 and we pray for a quick and full recovery. Please continue to take precautions and push back on the virus together. Be safe and please say a prayer each day for our people, frontline workers, and 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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