COVID-19 cases dip in Yukon but 'circuit breaker' continues until at least Dec. 3

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WHITEHORSE — Yukon is reporting 45 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, or about 15 per day, and the total number of active cases in the territory has fallen to 131.

A statement from the Yukon government says its latest report on COVID-19 covers a 72-hour period between Friday and Monday.

There were no new deaths between Friday and Monday morning, and the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic remains at 12.

The government says Yukon's COVID-19 cases continue to slow, with active cases down from the 157 recorded last week when new illnesses were hovering at around 30 per day.

A spike in cases earlier this month prompted Yukon to renew its state of emergency and bring back restrictions, including proof of vaccination for certain venues, limits on gathering sizes and mask mandates in public indoor settings.

Premier Sandy Silver has already said the so-called circuit breaker measures are expected to remain in effect until at least Dec. 3.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 22, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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