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Dr. Brendan Hanley

Four COVID cases confirmed

Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday in the Yukon by the office of Dr. Brendan Hanley, the chief medical officer of health.

By Whitehorse Star on June 7, 2021

Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday in the Yukon by the office of Dr. Brendan Hanley, the chief medical officer of health.

They include three new confirmed cases at the Victoria Gold Corp. mine site in the Mayo region.

This is the first report of cases at a Yukon mine site.

While these cases are being confirmed by laboratory testing in B.C., with three probable cases, Hanley is declaring this an outbreak.

The other case, case 85 is a Yukon resident who was infected, diagnosed out of territory, and will remain out of territory, Hanley said.

“The other three cases are on the mine site and there are no identified public exposures at this time. Cases 86 and 87 are Yukon residents,” his office said in a statement.

“The third case at the mine is a resident from another part of Canada. These three individuals are recovering and isolating on site.

“They were on the mine site throughout their period of infectivity.”

Contact tracing is underway to control and prevent further spread.

Additional cases may be expected, Hanley added.

Victoria Gold has an approved communicable disease management plan and an on-site medical team.

Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or book on-line to arrange for testing at https://book-covid-19-test.service.yukon.ca/en/.

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre.

Safe 6 plus 1

Everyone in Yukon should follow the Safe 6 plus 1 at: http://www.practisesafe6.ca

Comments (21)

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Atom on Jun 9, 2021 at 9:41 am

Holy cow...not you Dan....folks gotta chill. There are new cases. It's a pandemic. Get the f$#c over your conspiracy theories....not like somebody looking at this comment section as a pulpit would have any real plans for adventure anyway.

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DMZ on Jun 8, 2021 at 10:57 pm

Didn't this turn into a non-story? The media doesn't follow up very well. But it all seems a little over the top, considering it came down to one guy and last I heard, they didn't seem to be sure about his results.

But yes, the story said they were vaccinated, which instead of generating panic, should have called for more of a wait and see. But wouldn't you know it, Hanley and Silver aren't there to say the kind of calming words we used to be able to expect from leaders. They might reflect on the fact that more than one person's reaction (including myself) was, guess that makes them happy.

"Outbreak". What a hoot.

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TheHammer on Jun 8, 2021 at 6:03 pm

JSM@ So, this article is not about COVID, it's about communism. And your idea of being knowledgeable about communism, has singled out two Yukon political parties in a parliamentary democracy, and a constitutional monarchy, with many mechanisms in place to prevent any kind of takeover by a working class revolution, as the enemy to be confronted in a holy war in service to your Korean god? It reminds me of Don Quixote charging at windmills. George Moss@ "When tyranny becomes law..." A quote from Robin Hood?

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George Moss on Jun 8, 2021 at 4:01 pm

When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.

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Crunch on Jun 8, 2021 at 2:24 pm

Hanley and Silver have no exit strategy out of this and for some reason the cling-on game continues to be their marching orders. Anyone who thinks they are calling this alone is very naive. Getting very close to D-day where any credibility they managed to obtain following the lead in Southern Canada is diminishing fast. This must be embarrassing for others in the medical field to be lumped in with this circus. Abandoning ship is all that's left.

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JSM on Jun 8, 2021 at 1:16 pm

@thehammer - having seen and studied the effect on communism across the world, and the increasing levels of divisions and decreasing levels of QOL I would consider myself very well versed to be speaking on the topic. The NDP borders on Communism and a few steps too far that could lead to ruin.

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TheHammer on Jun 8, 2021 at 12:27 pm

Anti Vaccine-Anti maskers, and JSM taking revenge against Liberals and NDP for what the communists did to Korea, all out in force on the comments page, their main venting machine.

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bonanzajoe on Jun 8, 2021 at 10:22 am

Were those people vaccinated? Why didn't the doc have that information for the media? Let's find out. Or is he deliberately keeping it quiet?

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Predictable on Jun 8, 2021 at 9:30 am

Oh. Like we didn't predict that there would be another outbreak as soon as the restrictions were eased so they can implement more restrictions - just as school is getting out and people want more freedom!

But the question we all want to know is, were they vaccinated?

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HJ on Jun 8, 2021 at 7:35 am

An "outbreak" ... jeez... The most vaccinated jurisdiction in the western hemisphere. Long past time to move on from this!

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Enough on Jun 8, 2021 at 12:08 am

Once again, a front page 'news' story of a handful of people who tested 'positive' by means of a highly UNreliable PCR test, and who aren't even sick. Or if they're sick at all only have mild symptoms and are recovering at home.

Why are people still complying with restrictions and mask mandates in view of these ongoing misrepresentations of a non-existent crisis? That is the question here. People, wake up.

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martin on Jun 7, 2021 at 9:44 pm

Was any of the Yukoners vaccinated?

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Matthew on Jun 7, 2021 at 9:18 pm

And... they will ALL survive...

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bonanzajoe on Jun 7, 2021 at 9:10 pm

3 cases in a mine site. The doc declares this is an outbreak. Great news for the Lieberal government. Now they can keep us under control for another year. Didn't Hanley get the memo, his chief adviser Dr. Fauci is under investigation for fraud.

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Rod on Jun 7, 2021 at 6:49 pm

Here we go again! Shut everything down! 4 cases big deal! I’m so over covid.

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Juniper Jackson on Jun 7, 2021 at 6:29 pm

No news here. I didn't think there would be no new cases. What i thought would happen would be a huge press release along the order of 'HANLEY says STAY HOME, Lock your doors. The killer BRAZILIAN VARIENT, (or UK or East Indian) is loose in the Yukon, one case has been sent to Honolulu for testing. The person is not in the Yukon at this time, having lived in the US for 26 years.
Covid.. don't trust anything your government tells you about anything. Pick out the kernel and research it yourself. Don't trust anything media says, same thing, take out the kernel and research it. I am now viewing my Dr. with a jaundiced eye. I'm not taking what she says for solid gold anymore. I'll look it up myself.. thanks. Knowledge is power folks!

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JustSayin' on Jun 7, 2021 at 6:13 pm

One of them for sure has had both vaccinations. Now what Hanley?

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California has the recall... What do we get? on Jun 7, 2021 at 5:47 pm

F$@# off - Safe 6 + 1 - Is Kate White and the farmer in the dell going to Covid Jail? They were not a safe 6 and they were not wearing any masks - autocratic hypocrites!

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Thomas Brewer on Jun 7, 2021 at 5:27 pm

And subsequent testing all came back negative, so thanks for the panic announcement to keep everyone in fear Dr. Hanley.

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And of course on Jun 7, 2021 at 5:08 pm

All of the people are vaccinated. I hope ALL Vic Gold employees are held up there for 14 days. Or you can admit the vaccine doesn't work.

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JSM on Jun 7, 2021 at 4:09 pm

And there it is, the report that is going to hold us in masks for another half year at least. Remember your safe 6 plus 1... whatever that means. Hope that the payouts out liberal overlords are getting for holding us down like this is worth it.

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