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Posted: July 14, 2022
Phefelia Nez

Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez. Photo: Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2022

96 new cases and 15 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 96 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and 15 recent deaths. Recent deaths are any deaths reported within the past 60 days. The total number of deaths is 1,835, including nine delayed reported deaths. 558,111 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 58,531, including 38 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

“The strength and resilience of our Navajo people remains within each of us to this day. Through that strength and with our prayers each day, we are persevering through this COVID-19 pandemic. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families who have lost loved ones and with those who are recovering from the virus. This modern-day monster has presented many challenges, but we continue to overcome through the support of our loved ones, frontline warriors, and through our prayers,” 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.

“Our public health officials continue to go above and beyond the call of duty to protect our people and to save lives. We are very grateful to them and their families for all of the sacrifices and long hours of work every day. We are in this together and we will overcome through our prayers and by adhering to the guidance of our health experts,” 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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