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Posted: July 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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2022

70 new cases and no recent deaths related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 70 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no recent deaths. Recent deaths are any deaths reported within the past 60 days. The total number of deaths is 1,842, including two delayed reported deaths. 561,380 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 59,229, including 53 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

“Getting vaccinated, boosted, and wearing a mask remains your best defense to avoid serious illness. As long as COVID-19 and its variants are around, we must continue to practice all preventative measures, such as avoiding close contact with sick people, avoiding poorly ventilated spaces and crowds, testing to prevent spread, washing your hands often, and monitoring your health. We are in this together, and we must continue to encourage our loved ones to take precautions,” 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.

“In the first year of the pandemic, anxiety and depression increased worldwide. It is important to comfort, guide, and pray for one another. Supporting each other can help us heal and recover,” 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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