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Posted: October 17, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez, 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 14, 2022

143 new cases and one death 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 143 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one death. The total number of deaths is now 1,925. 605,043 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 75,199, including 95 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.

“The power of prayer is very strong, but we also have to follow up with actions each and every day. Personal responsibility and the decisions we make each day are critical to lessening the spread of COVID-19 in our homes and in public places. Our public health experts have given us the guidance and tools to push back on this virus. So please remain diligent, continue to take precautions, and pray for our people and frontline warriors who are fighting for us,” 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.

“The more precautions we take the less COVID-19 infections our communities will experience. Please be cautious in public places and continue to encourage your loved ones to be safe. We are in this together and we have to keep supporting one another. Be safe and continue to pray each day,” 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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