Navajo Nation has 309 New COVID-19 Cases, No Deaths, 6.18.22to 6.21.22

Navajo Nation Office of the President & Vice President Press Release: Over four-day period, 309 new cases and two deaths related to COVID-19, 60 communities identified with uncontrolled spread

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – (6.21.22) – On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 309 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and two deaths over the three-day holiday weekend and Tuesday combined. Below are case numbers including the past weekend through Tuesday:
June 18-19: 240 new cases, 2 deaths
June 20: 25 new cases, 0 deaths
June 21: 44 new cases, 0 deaths

The total number of deaths is 1,804. 544,264 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 56,245, including 92 delayed reported cases.

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.

Based on cases from June 3 to 16, 2022, the Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice for the following 60 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19:
Aneth
Baca/Prewitt
Beclabito
Bird Springs
Black Mesa
Bread Springs
Cameron
Chichiltah
Chinle
Churchrock
Cove
Coyote Canyon
Crownpoint
Crystal
Dennehotso
Dilkon
Fort Defiance
Gadiiahi
Ganado
Houck
Indian Wells
Iyanbito
Kayenta
Leupp
Low Mountain
Lukachukai
Lupton
Many Farms
Mariano Lake
Mexican Springs
Nahatadziil
Nahodishgish
Naschitti
Nazlini
Newcomb
Oaksprings
Pinedale
Pinon
Ramah
Red Lake
Red Valley
Rock Point
Rock Springs
Rough Rock
Sawmill
Sheepsprings
Shiprock
Shonto
St. Michaels
Tachee/Blue Gap
Teecnospos
Teesto
Tohatchi
Tonalea
Tsaile/Wheatfields
Tselani/Cottonwood
Tuba City
Twin Lakes
Upper Fruitland
Wide Ruins

Nez stated, “This past weekend, the CDC recommended the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children six months to five years old. The FDA authorized the vaccines for this age category last week as well. If you have a child within this age range, our public health experts strongly recommend that your child receive the vaccine to help protect against severe illness caused by COVID-19. We are in this together and we all have a part to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our households and within our communities. Please continue to take precautions and to mask up in public places.”

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.

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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