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Posted: June 20, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez 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 17, 2022

124 new cases and two recent 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 NavajoArea Indian Health Service, reported 124 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two recent deaths. The total number of deaths is 1,802. 543,718 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 55,844, including 13 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:

“Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and caretakers out there who are sacrificing to raise and love their children. As we celebrate this special day this weekend, please do so responsibly to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your homes and within your family. We are in this together and we all have to do our part to protect ourselves and others. Please take precautions and enjoy this special time with your loved ones,” 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.

“This Father’s Day, we pray for all of the caregivers who provide for their children – for their health, family, and more blessings in their lives. May you enjoy this time with your kids, spouse, and all of your relatives. Please be safe and continue to offer prayers for our Nation and our frontline workers as they work through the holiday,” 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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