Yukon’s total case count increased to 14 on Friday, after officials were notified of another resident who tested positive outside of the territory.
On July 17, two other residents also tested positive while outside of the territory. The three patients remain the only active cases that belong to Yukon. None of them will be allowed to return until they are no longer infectious.
The cases will be added to Yukon’s total, since all provinces and territories have an agreement to report on the case count based on permanent residency.
Before the recent stretch, Yukon had not identified a case since April 20. All of its first 11 patients had recovered by May 1.
The last case to be identified in the Northwest Territories was on April 5. All five of its patients had recovered by April 20.
Nunavut remains the only Canadian jurisdiction to not have a confirmed positive patient. Throughout the pandemic, it has had four false positive tests.