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Posted: October 12, 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 11, 2022

16 new cases and one death related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 16 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one death. The total number of deaths is now 1,923. 603,520 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 74,738, including 39 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.

“As the colder weather sets in, more people will be indoors so it’s very important we remain diligent and continue to take precautions to lessen the risks of COVID-19. We have plenty of guidance and resources from our public health experts to protect ourselves and others, but we all have to do our part. Personal responsibility is key to lessening and preventing the spread of the virus in our homes and communities. Please be cautious and continue to pray for our frontline warriors and all of our people,” 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.

“If you feel sick, please stay home and do not go out into public places. There are many options for COVID-19 testing including at home testing, so please take advantage of those options. We are in this together and we will continue to overcome this pandemic by supporting and encouraging each other. Please be safe and keep praying for all of our people, especially those who are fighting COVID-19 at this moment,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

For more information, including helpful prevention tips, and resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the NavajoDepartment of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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