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Posted: September 8, 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

September 7, 2022

9 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 nine new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,891. 591,514 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 72,749, including 20 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.

“If you plan to attend the 74th Navajo Nation Fair, please plan ahead and take precautions. The Navajo Department of Health has health stations setup on the fairgrounds to provide masks, sanitizer, and information about COVID-19, Monkeypox, and other health issues. We want everyone to enjoy the fair safely and responsibly, so please do your best to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy,” said NavajoNation 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 or have symptoms related to COVID-19, we kindly ask that you remain home and do not attend the Navajo Nation Fair. We all have to do our part to lessen the spread of the virus so please be very cautious. We are in this together. Please be safe and keep praying for our people and all of the frontline workers,” 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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