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Posted: June 23, 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 22, 2022

65 new cases and three 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 65 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and three deaths. The total number of deaths is now 1,807. 547,578 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 56,313, including 65 delayed reported cases. The majority of delayed reported cases are due to delays in reporting from state agencies. 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:

“COVID-19 cases have increased across the country and when that occurs, we tend to see an increase here on the Navajo Nation. As I’ve said many times before, the best defense against COVID-19 are the vaccines and the guidelines from our public health experts including wearing a mask in public places. We know what we have to do to push back on this invisible monster, so please be very cautious and continue to pray,” 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.

“We are in this together and we will continue to persevere through this pandemic. Please keep praying for our frontline workers and those who have COVID-19 at this time. Be safe and continue to take precautions,” 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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