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Posted: September 16, 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 15, 2022

50 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 50 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,896. 594,988 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 73,365, 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.

“Our Navajo people have to remain strong by supporting our loved ones and reminding our family members to take precautions against COVID-19, especially in public places. It’s been well over two since COVID-19 entered our homes and communities here on the Navajo Nation, but that does not mean that the virus is no longer a concern. We have the vaccines widely available and we continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted. 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 or have symptoms related to COVID-19, we kindly ask that you remain home and do not go into public places. We know how the virus spreads and we need to remain cautious as we move forward. Please be safe and keep praying for our people, frontline workers, and everyone who is fighting COVID-19 at this time. We want everyone to be safe and healthy, but we each have to do our part,” 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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