Hanley urges parents to be calm while awaiting COVID-19 communication – Yukon News



In a June 24 COVID-19 case count update, Chief Medical Officer Dr Brendan Hanley advised parents to stay calm as contact tracing takes place among young people.

“We are working as hard as possible to provide advice to individuals on how to respond to possible or known exposure to COVID-19. I understand that people are worried, especially parents of young people when there is what appears to be a delay in notification, ”Hanley said.

“The important thing to remember is that very young children don’t get as sick as older people. And we need time to figure out who are contacts and who are not. “

Hanley reiterated that anyone who feels sick should stay home and get tested.

The Yukon recorded 18 new cases of COVID-19 on June 24.

The number of active cases in the territory is now 107, with recoveries.

The Yukon government has not disclosed how many of the 18 cases are in Whitehorse relative to communities, citing an ongoing investigation and contact tracing.

Fifty-three people have recovered since the start of this epidemic, officials said.

Hanley reiterated that anyone who feels sick should stay home and get tested.

People with symptoms of COVID-19 in Whitehorse should call 867-393-3083 or book a test online.

Drive-through tests are available in Whitehorse at 49A Waterfront Place daily from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Residents of rural Yukon should contact their community health center.

The test results are about a period of approximately 24 hours. Test results are available online.




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