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Posted: August 7, 2022
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The capital of the Navajo Nation is located in Window Rock, Arizona. Photo: Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

August 5, 2022

153 new cases and two deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 153 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,866. 572,057 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 61,865, including three 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:

“We have to be very careful with the spread of COVID-19 and now the spread of Monkeypox. The White House this week declared a public health emergency due to the growing number of Monkeypox cases in the United States. We strongly advise everyone to stay informed and to help inform your loved ones of new developments. Please remain diligent and get vaccinated to help keep you safe,” 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 practicing safety measures and keep praying for our frontline warriors and those who are fighting COVID-19. Our prayers will continue to provide us with the strength and determination to keep moving forward. We are in this together,” 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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