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Posted: July 1, 2022
Jonathan Nez

Jonathan Nez, center, 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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2022

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

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 71 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,811. 552,926 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 57,248, including six 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: https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19

“Continue to protect yourselves and your loved ones by wearing masks, getting vaccinated, and taking extra precautions in public and if you travel. When we have an increase in cases in cities and border towns near and around our Nation, we tend to see increases in cases in our own communities. We have to remain strong and keep pushing back on COVID-19. Please be safe and continue to pray for our people and our frontline warriors who continue to fight for us each and every day,” 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.

“The upcoming Fourth of July is a great time to come together with family and friends, but we strongly encourage everyone to be careful and celebrate responsibly. Please continue to support one another and keep praying for our Nation,” 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: http://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19. For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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