Coronavirus Canada update: First case in Yukon outside Whitehorse

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Coronavirus Canada update: First case in Yukon outside Whitehorse
Coronavirus Canada update: First case in Yukon outside Whitehorse

An eighth case of COVID-19 was recorded in Yukon, but it marks the first outside of its capital of Whitehorse.

The patient lives in a rural community that hasn’t been named by health officials.

“Unless there’s a compelling reason due to public risk, there is no need to tell others of the community. Both individuals and communities deserve their privacy,” said Yukon’s chief medical officer announced Dr. Brendan Hanley.

Among the eight cases, four have recovered. As of April 8, health officials have administered 794 tests for COVID-19.

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