The Latest: Variant identified in UK found on Navajo Nation


March 31, 2021

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A coronavirus variant first identified in Britain has been found on the Navajo Nation.

Tribal health officials said that the United Kingdom strain was confirmed in a sample obtained in the western part of the reservation.

The Navajo Department of Health is working with states and other public health entities to identify any more variant cases.

Navajo President Jonathan Nez says the finding reinforces the need for social distancing, wear masks, washing hands and limiting travel. The person who tested positive for the variant on the Navajo Nation had been fully vaccinated an...

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