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Posted: October 2, 2022
Jonathan Nez and Tina Smith

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, left, and Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) converse before the swearing-in of Roselyn Tso as director of the Indian Health Service in Washington, D.C., on September 27, 2022. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

September 30, 2022

75 new cases and nine deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 75 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and nine deaths, including several deaths that were delayed in reporting from health care facilities. The total number of deaths is now 1,911. 600,630 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 74,438, including 59 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.

“Everyone has the guidance and knowledge to protect themselves from COVID-19. Personal responsibility is key to lessening the spread of the virus in our homes and communities, so please continue to encourage your loved ones to be safe and responsible. We are in this together and we must remain diligent as we move forward. Please be safe and continue to pray for our frontline warriors and all of our people,” 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.

“Enjoy the 109th Annual Northern Navajo Fair with your family and friends, but also keep in mind those who are vulnerable to COVID-19. Do your best to protect yourselves, our elders, and children. Please be safe and keep praying 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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