April 22, 2021: two new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirms two new cases of COVID-19 in Yukon.

  • Case 79 and case 80, both adults in Whitehorse, are in the same household. The source of infection is currently under investigation. 

Health status

Self-isolating and recovering at home. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Public exposure notification 

People may have been exposed to COVID-19 infection if they were at the following location:

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Wykes’ Your Independent Grocer, Whitehorse

  • Between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Anyone who was at this location and has symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, take the online self-assessment and arrange to get tested either by calling 867-393-3083 or booking a test online https://book-covid-19-test.service.yukon.ca/en/. Rural Yukon residents should contact their community health centre to arrange for testing.

Anyone who is experiencing any of the following symptoms is asked to self-isolate and arrange for testing immediately:

  • fever
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • loss of sense of taste or smell
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • muscle aches

Safe 6 plus 1

Everyone should continue to follow the Safe 6 plus 1. The plus 1 means wear a mask in all indoor public places. Information about the Safe 6 is at: practisesafe6.ca

Contact 

Clarissa Wall
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3010
clarissa.wall@yukon.ca

 

News release #: 
21-113