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Posted: July 10, 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
July 8, 2022

97 new cases and no 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 97 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,811. 556,328 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 57,954, including six 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: https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19

“COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly-effective against severe symptoms. The doctors, nurses, and other health experts continue to encourage everyone to receive the vaccine and a booster shot. We all have to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our homes and in public places. If you travel, please be very cautious and keep your guard up in all public places. Our frontline warriors are fighting for us all each and every day, so please do your part to help them by keeping yourself safe from this virus,” 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 emerge from this pandemic through prayer and the support we offer to our loved ones. The guidance of our public health experts is also key to bringing the numbers of new infections down. Please be safe and keep praying for our people and those fighting for us on the frontlines,” 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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