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Posted: August 11, 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 10, 2022

226 new cases and four 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 226 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and four deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,871. 574,608 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 62,680, including 134 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:

“Each of us as Navajo people come from a line of strong ancestors that overcame many challenges, some far more challenging than this COVID-19 pandemic. We have to remember that as we continue to push back on this virus each day. Our health care experts have given us the tools we need to fight back and those are our face masks, vaccines, and the guidelines they provide for us. Please be very cautious in public places and continue to pray for our frontline warriors and all of our Navajo people,” 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.

“Prayers combined with our actions will protect us from the virus, as long as we are careful and take precautions. Together, we will continue to fight back against COVID-19 but it takes all of us doing our part to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” 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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