COVID-19 spike in Yukon shows need for full vaccination: Trudeau

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a spike in COVID-19 cases in Yukon is a reminder of the importance of vaccinations and following health protocols.

The territory has 134 active cases, for a total of 357 since the pandemic began, along with five deaths since November.

Trudeau says the territory's biggest increase in infections comes despite 86 per cent of eligible residents having received a first dose of vaccine, while 76 per cent are fully vaccinated.

He says the spike shows Canada isn't out of the woods yet, and everyone should get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Trudeau told a news conference that the federal government is working with the territory to see how it can best assist efforts to help bring infections there under control.

Yukon's government has asked residents to consider postponing events and limiting the number of people at indoor and outdoor gatherings.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 2, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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