Outbreak declared at Yukon gold mine after 3 test positive for COVID-19

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An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at a mine in Yukon after three people tested positive for the virus, according to the territory’s public health department. 

Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, confirmed a total of four new cases in a statement Saturday evening.

One is a Yukon resident who was infected and diagnosed outside the territory, “and will remain out of territory,” said the statement, while the other three are at Victoria Gold Corporation’s Eagle Gold Mine site.

The cases at the mine are isolating and recovering, and were at the mine during their infectious period, said public health. Two are Yukon residents, while

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