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Posted: August 1, 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

July 29, 2022

132 new cases and one recent death related to COVID-19 reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – On Friday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 132 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one recent death. The total number of deaths is 1,860. 568,521 COVID-19 tests have been administered.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 60,858, including three 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. On Friday, NDOH issued COVID-19 safety guidelines for the election polling and voters for in-person voting on the Navajo Nation, available online at:

“The Navajo Nation continues to experience high community transmission of COVID-19 and we recommend all individuals to wear a well-fitting mask indoors and at any large gatherings. We also encourage everyone to stay up-to-date on all COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. If you are feeling sick, make sure you are following all isolation and quarantine guidelines. Continue to stay vigilant and stay safe throughout the weekend,” 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.

“Through the support and strength of our family members and friends, we continue to persevere through this pandemic. There are many challenges along the way, but we have the guidance to push back on COVID-19. Please continue to be safe and please keep praying for our people, frontline workers, and those who are isolating at this moment,” 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: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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