Yukon reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, declares outbreak in Grade 4 class in Watson Lake – CBC

Territory said there are 3 cases related to the school outbreak in Watson Lake

Sep 20, 2021

Yukon is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 across the territory since Friday. Sept. 17.

The number of active cases across the territory now stands at 30.

Of the 12 new cases, eight are in rural communities, three are from out-of-territory residents who were diagnosed in Yukon and one is in Whitehorse.

Classroom outbreak
Dr. Catherine Elliott,Yukon’s acting chief medical officer of health, also declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the Grade 4 class at Johnson Elementary School in Watson Lake.

In a Monday night news release, the Yukon government said there are three cases related to the outbreak.

“It is most likely that these cases caught COVID-19 within their class cohort and there is no indication of spread in the school beyond this class,” reads the government news release.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-12-new-covid-19-cases-declares-outbreak-in-grade-4-watson-lake-1.6183218

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