3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Whitehorse

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Yukon reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Friday afternoon, bringing the territory's total to 54 cases since the start of the pandemic.

All three new cases are in Whitehorse, according to a territorial government update.

One case is linked to a previous case, one is linked to travel outside Yukon, and one is "under active investigation," according to a news release.

Yukon currently has 12 active cases.

The government also released the following exposure notices in Whitehorse:

  • Thursday, Nov. 26, between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Real Canadian Superstore, Wykes' Your Independent Grocer and the Whitehorse Liquor Store.

  • Friday, Nov. 27 at the Black Sabbath and Deep Purple Tribute concert at The Local Bar on 206 Jarvis Street from 8:30 p.m. to closing.

Exposure notices were also released for the following flights on Nov. 27:

  • AC 25 Calgary to Vancouver, 11:50 a.m. MST to 12:15 p.m. PST

  • AC 8887 Vancouver to Whitehorse 1:35 p.m. PST to 4:50 MST

Anyone in Whitehorse who was at these locations and is experiencing symptoms should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 967-393-3083 to set up testing.

People can also get tested at the drive-thru testing centre at Centennial Motors on the Alaska Highway from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

People in communities with symptoms should contact their local health centre.

The government says people who do not have symptoms and have not been contacted by public health about a potential contact with someone with COVID-19 may go about their regular activities.