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Dr. Brendan Hanley

Yukon’s total COVID case count rises to 96: Hanley

It appears the Yukon’s small outbreak of COVID-19 cases is growing,

By Whitehorse Star on June 11, 2021

Revised - It appears the Yukon’s small outbreak of COVID-19 cases is growing, as Dr. Brendan Hanley, the chief medical officer of health suggested could happen on Wednesday during his weekly briefing.

Hanley announced three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one probable case on Thursday afternoon.

There are now 13 active cases in the territory. Hanley confirms that five of these are the P.1 (Gamma) variant of concern. The Yukon’s total case count is 96.

While on Wednesday he said none of the hospitalized cases were severe, two of the three people hospitalized have been medevaced to hospitals outside the territory.

Twelve of the 13 cases announced since last Saturday were not fully vaccinated. The one person who tested positive and was fully vaccinated is recovering with mild symptoms.

Two of the cases announced Thursday are close contacts of previous cases.

All are isolating and recovering at home.

Hanley has issued two extensions to previous exposure notices:

• Casa Loma Motel Bar, Monday, May 31, between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.; and

 • Whisky Jack’s Pub and Grill, Monday, May 31, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The source of the current outbreak has yet to be determined.

Late Wednesday, Hanley, had announced two other confirmed cases, one of whom had previously been a probable case.

Cases 88, 89, 90 and 92 are Whitehorse residents; all are self-isolating, and contact tracing is ongoing, he said Wednesday.

Case 91 is a community resident who is isolating and case investigation continues.

Hanley issued two more public exposure notices Wednesday. People may have been exposed to COVID-19 infection if they were at one of the following locations in Whitehorse:

• Save On Foods, Thursday, June 3, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and

• Bigway Foods, Thursday, June 3, between 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

“With current active cases in Yukon, testing for COVID-19 infection is more important than ever in order to identify possible community spread,” Hanley’s office said in a statement.

“People who are vaccinated may acquire COVID-19 in rare circumstances and should seek testing if symptoms develop.”

Comments (13)

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bonanzajoe on Jun 14, 2021 at 4:19 pm

But, but, but Shane, the commies would have lost control over the people.

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Oh! on Jun 14, 2021 at 6:44 am

Active case count is now at 18, should we open er' up some more Yukon Party geniuses? Mostly just the highly spreadable type though.

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Douglas Martens on Jun 12, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Here's a fun new game: type any three digit number that comes to mind in a search engine search bar and add "new cases" as in "578 new cases" and see what comes up, it's fun!

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Shane on Jun 12, 2021 at 12:59 pm

Still no recommendation of Ivermectin. It's been a year and there are 57 published studies on the effectiveness of this drug. If it had been deployed we could have saved 90% of deaths worldwide. Check out the FLCCC Alliance to find out about the MATH+ protocol for this highly effective treatment at all stages of the disease.

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Gregor on Jun 12, 2021 at 5:36 am

Are "all eyes" still on the Yukon?

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martin on Jun 11, 2021 at 5:58 pm

@Holes in the story ; you're right. I listened to the Dr on the morning show and he was hesitant on every answer, just mumbling and looking for words. No a good way of reporting if he wanted to express confidence. What is he hiding?

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The fear porn is strong in you… Grasshoppers… on Jun 11, 2021 at 5:27 pm

Yawwwnnn… Let me know when I am infected… Until then I am going back to sleep!
Why are you listening to Fauci-North… He is merely a hand puppet up on the stage for “show and tell” with few brain cells in his cranial shell.

Walk away, just walk away…

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Salt on Jun 11, 2021 at 5:03 pm

Regarding the trials that resulted in the "over 90% effective" claim, "The companies have not yet released the full results of the analysis, which has not been peer-reviewed by outside experts or published in a medical journal. There is also no information yet on the severity of the infections among those who were vaccinated."
I would bet my last red cent that number is not accurate. Flu vaccine is about 50%, and that is probably generous. The agenda is quite clear when vaccinated individuals are granted more freedom than the unvaccinated even though it is well established that they can carry and transmit the virus, they just, at best, are exposed to less personal risk. What happened to killing grandma and the immune-compromised? If this is still a social responsibility story why are the vaccinated allowed to travel and potentially transmit the virus. If it is a personal safety story then why aren't we all allowed to make a personal risk assessment?

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Jayne W on Jun 11, 2021 at 4:28 pm

@yukoninfo - No I meant the website part of testing has not been updated since June 1. Today is June 11...they need to fix it.

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TheHammer on Jun 11, 2021 at 4:27 pm

Holes in the story@ 'It doesn't protect against COVID'(moderna). So we don't need to know if they were vaccinated, what difference would it make. Your comment is the biggest hole of them all.

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YG info on Jun 11, 2021 at 4:19 pm

@Jayne W - it does add up, although you're right in that it's not clear. The difference between number of tests and number of people tested is that many people have been tested multiple times.

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Holes in the story on Jun 11, 2021 at 4:06 pm

So the 12 of 13 were not vaccinated at all OR just had their first dose?

How efficent is the vaccine?
The Moderna vaccine has been shown to have an efficacy of approximately 92 per cent in protecting against COVID-19, starting 14 days after the first dose.
That's from the WHO website. But the fact of the matter is, IT DOESN'T PROTECT AGAINST COVID.

Please stop giving "half information." Either the group was "vaccinated or had their first shot." OR "they were not vaccinated at all."
That would clear the air. This half/ reporting just leaves more to speculation.

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Jayne W on Jun 11, 2021 at 3:11 pm

They need to figure out what technology they are using and get the website accurate. I do look at how many tests are out there as it does give an idea what is going on... below is what is on the YG website.. of course they are changing how they do it.

People tested at 15:30 on June 1, 2021
Total number of tests 9,323
Total people tested 7,567
Number of people with negative results 7,463
Number of people with pending results 20

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