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Posted: September 1, 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 31, 2022

76 new cases and two 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 76 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,886. 588,361 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 71,862, including 40 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.

“Get vaccinated and keep wearing your mask in public places. If you follow those two guidelines from our public health experts, your chances of getting COVID-19 or becoming severely ill if you do get it are significantly lower. We are in this together and each of us has to do our part to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy. Please keep praying and supporting one another, especially our elders,” 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.

“We are very grateful to all of our frontline workers and their families for everything they continue to do to help our people and save lives. We cannot thank them enough. As we move forward, each of us can help our frontline workers by taking precautions to lessen the spread of COVID-19, which then lessens the burden on our health care workers. Please be safe and pray for 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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