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Yukon reports 1 new coronavirus case as resident tests positive outside territory

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Another Yukon resident has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total infection rate to 14 people.

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Yukon’s chief medical health officer Dr. Brendan Hanley says in a news release that the resident became infected outside the territory and is now in self-isolation.

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He says the person won’t be returning to Yukon until they are no longer infectious.

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Three of the 14 people contracted the illness outside Yukon and were all diagnosed after July 1.

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Eleven people who tested positive before July 1 have all recovered.

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Hanley says the latest infection is a good reminder that the precautions residents take at home should also be followed while they’re travelling.

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