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Yukon sees 44 new COVID cases as virus is ‘widely transmitted’ throughout territory


WHITEHORSE — Yukon is reporting 44 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, mostly in Whitehorse.

The diagnoses bring the total number of active cases in the territory to 124.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley says COVID-19 is now being “widely transmitted” throughout Yukon, and is present in 11 of 14 communities.

Hospitals in the territory will postpone some non-urgent procedures and new visitor policies are expected to come into effect to limit the number of people in the facilities.

Meanwhile, officials say several child-care centres are now considered COVID-19 exposure locations, so Hanley is asking parents to keep their kids home from day care for two weeks if possible.

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Hanley has also declared an outbreak at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter, with 15 confirmed cases in shelter guests and staff.


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