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Posted: August 18, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez, right, 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 17, 2022

41 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 41 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and four recent deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,883. 577,715 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 63,404, including 21 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:

“To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we must follow the three w’s, wear a fitted mask, wash our hands, and watch our distance from others. If you were exposed to COVID-19, watch for symptoms, wear a mask, take a test, and take extra precautions to avoid exposing others. If you test positive, follow isolation guidelines to protect yourself and others. We can beat this virus by following all recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” said 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.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about mental health have grown throughout the country. As relatives, friends, and neighbors, check and pray for each other. Together, we can restore and heal as a 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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