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Yukon confirms 3 new cases of COVID-19 in Whitehorse

Exposure notices were later issued for two local businesses.

This brings the territory's total case count to 50

As of Wednesday, the territory has had 50 cases of COVID-19. (Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/)

Yukon has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in the territory, all of which are in Whitehorse.  

The territorial government posted two updates to its website Wednesday to say Yukon's new total case count is 50, with 20 active cases.

The first update, which is dated Dec. 1, announced two cases, and a second update, dated Dec. 2, was posted shortly after and announced a third case.

Later that day, authorities sent a release identifying two new possible locations of exposure.

Health authorities say anyone at the Winter Long Brewing Co. on Friday, Nov. 27 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., or at Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill on Wednesday, Nov. 25 between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. should contact the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 to arrange for testing, if they are experiencing symptoms. 

To date there have been 29 cases in the territory that have recovered, and there has been one death.

Mask regulations came into effect this week, as the territory has seen a dramatic increase in cases in the past month.

One new case was announced on the territorial government's website on Monday in an unspecified location, and one new case was announced in Whitehorse Sunday. The territory also added a new public exposure notification over the weekend: Baked Café and Bakery on Nov. 21 between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Three other cases were also confirmed in Whitehorse on Friday. The Yukon government also listed potential exposure notices for specific bus routes, the Better Bodies gym, the Canada Games Centre Wellness Centre and Sakura Sushi at certain times.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story said anybody who was at either of the locations identified in the new public exposure notice should arrange for testing. In fact, only those with symptoms are advised to seek testing.
    Dec 03, 2020 10:50 AM CT

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