After 50 days with no cases, a non-resident has tested positive for COVID-19 in Yukon. 

In a statement shared on September 26, the region’s chief medical officer of health revealed that one person has been hospitalized in Whitehorse due to COVID-19.

This is the first person in 50 days to test positive in the territory, which currently has no other active cases.

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An out of territory resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Brendan Hanley

In his notice, Dr. Brendan Hanley confirmed that the person is not a resident of Yukon.

He did not reveal where the person was from, but told CBC News that the illness was contracted elsewhere.

For this reason, the individual won't be included in Yukon's COVID-19 case count. 

The individual has become the first person to be hospitalized in the territory due to COVID-19, although Hanley said they are in a stable condition.

The top doctor confirmed that local contact tracing is now underway and said “all close contacts in Yukon have been contacted by public health officials.”

The total COVID-19 case count in Yukon was 15 as of Saturday, all of whom have now recovered. 

As the number of people getting sick continues to climb in some Canadian provinces, others have been reporting extremely low COVID-19 figures.

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

 
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