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Navajo Nation - Office of the President and Vice President

On Tuesday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 13 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and four deaths over a four-day period from September 3–6. The total number of deaths is now 1,891. 590,605 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 72,720, including 190 delayed reported cases.

Based on cases from August 19–September 1, 2022, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following 45 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:

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45 Navajo communities have been identified with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 based on cases August 19–September 1, 2022.

45 Navajo communities have been identified with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 based on cases August 19–September 1, 2022.

“We must be very cautious with the continued spread of COVID-19 and Monkeypox on the Navajo Nation. During the week of the Navajo Nation Fair, please continue to follow the three w’s, wear a fitted mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance from others. If you are feeling ill like symptoms, please get tested, and if you are sick, please stay home and isolate. Let’s keep each other safe this week,” 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.

“If you or someone in your household feels sick or has symptoms related to COVID-19, you are strongly urged to isolate and get tested as soon as possible. We all have to do our part to lessen the spread of COVID-19 in our homes and communities. Please be safe and continue to 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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