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Posted: August 15, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez, seated, 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 12, 2022

93 new cases and one death 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 93 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one death. The total number of deaths is now 1,872. 575,648 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 62,912, including two 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 health care professionals strongly encourage everyone to be very cautious with the spread of COVID-19 and now the spread of Monkeypox. Continue to follow the three w’s, wear a fitted mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance from others. Be aware of who you spend the weekend with and how you are taking steps to prevent infection. Have a great and safe weekend,” 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 offer prayers for our frontline workers and those who are struggling with COVID-19 and other illnesses. Please be aware of your surroundings and be mindful of COVID-19. Be safe and take care of your loved ones including your elders,” 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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