COVID-19 cluster grows to five in Watson Lake, Yukon, lifting territory's cases to 22
Snow covered mountains and a frozen lake along the Klondike Highway between Skagway, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon. (The Canadian Press / Don Denton)
WHITEHORSE -- Yukon's chief medical health officer says two more people in Watson Lake have tested positive for COVID-19.
Dr. Brendan Hanley says in a statement the two new cases bring the cluster of infections to five in members of the same household.
The statement says the origin source of the infections is still being investigated and contact tracing is underway.
Watson Lake residents who have any symptoms, even mild ones, are being urged to get tested.
The territory is also advising that people who were at Watson Lake Foods, Home Hardware and the Big Horn Motel on a number of days between Oct. 7 and Oct. 16 make arrangements for testing.
The household cluster brings Yukon's total cases to 22 since the first COVID-19 infection was announced on March 22.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2020.