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Yukon confirms 3 more COVID-19 cases, expands public exposure notice for Whitehorse gym

Yukon is reporting three new cases of COVID-19. Two of them are linked to previous ones, while one of them is related to out-of-territory travel, according to a Saturday news release by the territory's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley.

Territory says 2 cases linked to previous ones, while 1 is related to out-of-territory travel

Yukon announced three more COVID-19 cases on Saturday. (Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/)

Yukon is reporting three new cases of COVID-19. 

Two of them are linked to previous ones, while one of them is related to out-of-territory travel, according to a Saturday news release by the territory's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley.

The territory also expanded a public exposure notice for a Whitehorse fitness centre. Anyone who was at Better Bodies on Nov. 16 between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. and is experiencing symptoms should call the COVID-19 testing centre in Whitehorse at 867-393-3083, or contact the health centre in their community.

On Friday, the territory issued a similar exposure notice for the fitness centre for anyone who was there on Nov. 14 between 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The territory has had a total of 32 cases since the pandemic began. One person has died in the territory.

There are a number of other exposure sites in Whitehorse.

The territorial government said anyone experiencing the following symptoms should immediately arrange for a COVID-19 test:

  • Fever.
  • Chills.
  • Cough.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.
  • Sore throat.
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell.
  • Headache.
  • Fatigue.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Muscle aches.

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