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Posted: June 16, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez, left, 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

June 15, 2022

89 new cases and no deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Wednesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 89 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,800. 542,249 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 55,323, including 17 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 Navajo Nation remains in “yellow status,” in accordance with Public Health Emergency Order No. 2022-004 available online at:

“If you feel sick or have a fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, or other symptoms related to COVID-19, please isolate yourself, do not go into public places, and get tested as soon as you can. The spread of COVID-19 is preventable, but it ultimately comes down to our daily choices and actions. Our best defense against the virus are the vaccines and wearing masks in public places. We are in this together and we must continue to encourage our loved ones to take precautions,” 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.

“As Father’s Day approaches, please continue to urge your loved ones to plan their celebrations with COVID-19 protocols in place to lessen the risk of the virus. Family gatherings have led to increases in new cases in the past, so we want everyone to do their best to protect themselves and others. Please be safe and keep praying,” 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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