Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, left, and Nation Nation President Jonathan Nez. Photo courtesy Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President
The Navajo Nation
Office of the President and Vice President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2022
393 new cases and four deaths related to COVID-19 reported over one-week period
WINDOW ROCK, Arizona – The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 393 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and four recent deaths over a one-week period from November 24 – December 1, 2022. The total number of deaths is now 1,960. 635,378 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 79,003, including 228 delayed reported cases.
“We continue to encourage our Navajo citizens to update their COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and flu shots. If you are feeling ill, please get tested, and get necessary treatment if needed. Wearing a mask and washing your hands are still the best practices to prevent contracting illnesses. Together, we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Please stay safe as we begin the holidays,” 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 thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19 and who are currently ill. We pray for a speedy recovery. Please continue to be safe while attending large holiday gatherings. Be safe and say a prayer for a safe week,” 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.