Yukon feeling optimistic as numbers of cases of COVID-19 remain low – APTN News

April 21, 2020

The chief medical officer for the Yukon announced two new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total for the territory to eleven but says life could get back to normal this summer if people remain vigilant today.

Dr. Brendan Hanley said the new cases are related to a cluster in Whitehorse that is associated with international travel.

Hanley said of the eleven total cases, eight have recovered from the virus.

The Yukon territory was one of the last to report a case of COVID 19 and Hanley attributes that to having an early advantage of learning about social and border measures abroad as neighboring provinces started experiencing community spread.

“That gave us evidence that the risk profile is changing from purely associated with international travel to now being associated increasingly with domestic travel” Hanley told APTN News.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/04/21/yukon-feeling-optimistic-as-numbers-of-cases-of-covid-19-remain-low/

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