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Posted: August 25, 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 24, 2022

112 new cases and no 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 112 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,879. 583,273 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 71,256, including six 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 COVID-19 vaccinations are the best defense against COVID-19. The data shows that those people who are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot are less likely to be hospitalized or lose their life if they contract COVID-19. It’s been over two years since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on the Navajo Nation and since then, we’ve all learned a lot about the virus and how to protect ourselves. Continue to take precautions and do your best to protect yourself and your loved ones. We are in this 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.

“If you feel sick, please stay home, isolate yourself from others, and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. We are in this together and we must continue to take the proper precautions, especially in public places. Be safe and keep praying each and every day for our people and our 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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