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Posted: September 9, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez, far 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

September 9, 2022

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

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 38 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths remains at 1,891. 592,617 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 72,798, including 11 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.

“We must be very cautious with the increased spread of COVID-19 and Monkeypox during large gatherings like the Navajo Nation Fair. Continue to follow and advise the three w’s to your relatives and friends, such as wear a fitted mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance from others. If you are feeling ill like symptoms, please get tested, and if you are sick, please stay home and isolate. Let’s keep each other safe over the fair weekend,” 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.

“Keep praying for our people and frontline workers as we continue on in this pandemic. We are stronger when we work together and support one another. Please be safe and keep praying for our people during the weekend,” 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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