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Posted: August 29, 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 26, 2022

207 new cases and no deaths 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 207 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,879. 584,634 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 71,628, including 105 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.

“Our public health experts are calling on everyone to be very cautious in public places due to COVID-19 and with the first confirmed case of Monkeypox on the Navajo Nation. Thanks to the guidance provided by our public health experts, we know how to push back on these viruses and we have vaccines available for both viruses. Please do your part to continue informing your elders and children and encourage them to take precautions. Please be safe and keep pushing back on COVID-19 and Monkeypox 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.

“Thank you to all of the frontline workers and their families for your sacrifices throughout this pandemic. Your efforts often go unrecognized, but President Nez and I appreciate your work to save many lives and help our people. Please keep up the great work and we will continue to keep you in our prayers,” 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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