7 New Cases of COVID-19 in Yukon

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Yukon records seven fresh cases of COVID-19 as confirmed between noon Monday and noon Tuesday.

Of the seven cases, six are in Whitehorse and one is in a rural community.

As of Tuesday, the territory has 61 active cases. This is inclusive of any out-of-territory individuals who are diagnosed in the Yukon area.

There have been 548 cases since the present wave of new infections started in June, including out-of-territory people diagnosed in Yukon and probable cases. Currently, 481 individuals have recovered and six people have passed away since June 1, while eight people have died since the start of COVID-19.

Vaccination clinics are repeatedly held in rural areas for adults as well as youth aged 12 to 17. Appointments are recommended and can be booked here, although health officers reveal walk-ins are also welcome.

Officials will provide an update on COVID-19 in the region on Wednesday morning. The news conference can be watched online at CBC North, or on CBC Yukon’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. local time.

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