Yukon declares COVID-19 outbreak after 18 active cases announced

Yukon’s acting chief medical officer has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 in Whitehorse.

There are currently 18 active cases of the virus in the territory, 15 of which are in its capital.

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Dr. Catherine Elliott says the outbreak is affecting people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

She says some of the people who have been infected participated in organized gatherings and informal events, such as high school graduations and house parties.


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Six of the cases were reported on Friday.

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Yukon has seen a total of 104 cases of COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic.

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