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No further COVID-19 cases identified at Yukon mine where outbreak was declared

No further cases of COVID-19 have yet been identified at the Victoria Gold Corp. Eagle mine in Yukon, after three workers tested positive over the weekend.

3 workers will remain in isolation for another week before being tested again, company says

An outbreak has been declared at Victoria Gold's Eagle mine in Yukon over the weekend after three workers tested positive for COVID-19. (Victoria Gold Corporation)

No further cases of COVID-19 have yet been identified at the Victoria Gold Corp. Eagle mine in Yukon, after three workers tested positive over the weekend.

Twenty-five other workers at the site were identified as contacts of the three positive cases, and were also tested for the virus. All but one test came back negative, while the final test hasn't been returned yet, acccording to the mine's president.

"I think everybody's feeling pretty good again and some people are suggesting we should re-test the three individuals that had positives," said Victoria Gold president John McConnell.

The three workers immediately went into self-isolation. McConnell said those workers will remain in isolation for another week before being tested again.

Otherwise, he said, the mine has returned to normal. 

"The other good part about it, we had a few holdouts on getting the vaccination but everybody's lined up, putting their hand up to get vaccinated now," McConnell said.

The Yukon government announced the positive tests over the weekend and declared the cases an outbreak. It also announced a fourth, unrelated, positive test returned by a Yukon resident who's currently outside the territory.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story said the three workers who tested positive for COVID-19 had second tests which came back negative. In fact, those workers have not yet been tested again.
    Jun 08, 2021 5:37 PM CT

With files from Chris MacIntyre

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