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Posted: September 30, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez, center, serves as President of the Navajo Nation. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 30, 2022

19 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 19 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,902. 600,119 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 74,304, including one delayed reported case. 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.

“Please be cautious if you plan to attend the Northern Navajo Fair in Shiprock, New Mexico this weekend. The Navajo Department of Health will have health stations setup at the fairgrounds to provide masks, hand sanitizer, and information on staying safe and healthy. Please enjoy the fair activities safely and responsibly. Each of us has to do our part to lessen the spread of the virus in our homes and communities,” 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 and minimize direct person-to-person contact with others. 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,” 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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