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Posted: August 24, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez, left, 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 23, 2022

156 new cases and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 156 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. Following a quality assurance check among health care providers, the total number of deaths is currently 1,879. 582,087 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 71,138, which increased by 7,021 due to delayed reporting from health care facilities dating back to October 2021-May 2022. 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 COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many challenges, but through the strength we find in others and through prayer, we continue to persevere and move forward together. Thanks to the guidance of our public health experts and scientists we know how to protect ourselves from COVID-19. Our vaccination rates are high, but we can do even more to get our children and elders fully vaccinated. We are in this together and we must continue to push back on this virus together,” 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 frontline workers have not given up on us, so let’s continue to help them by taking precautions and doing our best to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy. We all have to do our part to lessen the spread of COVID-19 in our homes and our communities. Please be safe and keep praying for our people,” 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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