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Posted: October 7, 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

October 6, 2022

25 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 25 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,919. 602,649 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 74,604, 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.

“Today, the Western Navajo Fair begins in Tuba City, Arizona. We look forward to seeing our Navajo people at the fair. Our public health officials continue to urge everyone to take precautions, plan ahead, and be safe to lessen the spread of COVID-19. We all have to do our part to stay safe and keep others safe and healthy. Please cautious and keep praying for our people and frontline warriors,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Health care facilities on the Navajo Nation continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots. If you would like to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines or a booster shot, please contact your health care provider and schedule an appointment.

“We appreciate all of our first responders who are working around the clock this week to keep our people and visitors safe at the Western Navajo Fair. It’s wonderful to be able to enjoy the fair season after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be safe, keep praying for our people, and be cautious,” 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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