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Yukon sees rise in COVID-19 infections as health officials report 29 new cases

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Yukon sees rise in COVID-19 infections as health officials report 29 new cases

Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks with nurse Angie Bartelen prior to receiving his COVID-19 vaccine at the Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

By The Canadian Press

Early Newspaper

Sat., June 19, 20211 min. learn

Yukon health officials reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the entire different of filled with life cases in the territory to 87.

Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley talked about 22 cases had been in Whitehorse and seven had been in rural communities.

He talked about 31 of the cases are believed to be induced by the more contagious Gamma variant of the virus, which first emerged in Brazil.

Yukon has considered a contemporary surge in infections, with almost about half of the 182 entire cases since the pandemic’s onset currently filled with life.

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver talked about last week that he would no longer introduce new public health restrictions, but would instead step up enforcement.

Silver talked about the outbreak is linked to commencement events at a high college, two classes at an elementary college and quite a bit of teams that gathered for bush and condominium parties, and at bars.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 19, 2021.

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Yukon sees rise in COVID-19 infections as health officials report 29 new cases