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Posted: July 22, 2022
Window Rock Arizona Navajo Nation

The capital of the Navajo Nation is located in Window Rock, Arizona, named for its famed natural feature. Photo: Ben FrantzDale

The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2022

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

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 166 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and no deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,845. 563,466 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 59,648, including 23 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 Omicron BA.5. subvariant continues to spread and infect people across the country and here on the Navajo Nation. We must keep our guard up at all times, especially at our work places and in public areas. The mask mandate remains in place across the Navajo Nation and it applies to all visitors as well. Please get vaccinated, get a booster shot if you’re eligible to do so, and take precautions in public and if you travel,” said NavajoNation 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.

“If you or a loved one within your household are feeling sick, please stay home and do not go out into public places. If you have symptoms related to COVID-19, please get tested as soon as you can and isolate yourself until you receive your test result. We are in this together and we must continue to support one another and pray 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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