Eleventh Yukon resident dies of COVID-19

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. André Corriveau has reported another death of a Yukon citizen from COVID-19. This brings the total to 11 since the first death was reported in November 2020.

There are currently 156 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory, with 41 cases confirmed since noon Wednesday, November 10. One is a resident of Mayo, one is a resident of Pelly Crossing, seven are residents of Watson Lake, and 32 are residents of Whitehorse. These numbers are based on the residence of the person and may not accurately reflect their current physical location. There have been 1,176 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the Yukon since March 2020; 998 of these cases have recovered. 

My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of this individual. Out of respect, we will not be releasing any additional information. 

acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. André Corriveau

Backgrounder 

Testing and vaccines

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health is reminding everyone who has symptoms to get tested, no matter where they are located. If you live outside of Whitehorse, please contact your local health care centre. If you have medical questions, call 811 to speak to a nurse.

To help meet the increased demand for testing, a drive-thru testing facility has begun in Whitehorse. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7 days a week. The testing facility is located at 91628 Alaska Highway, in the Centennial Motors wash bay (across from the airport). No appointment is necessary.

To book a test at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Clinic, visit https://yukon.ca/en/find-respiratory-assessment-centre.       

COVID-19 symptoms reminder

Anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms should self-isolate and arrange to be tested 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
Contact 

Brittanee Stewart
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3673
brittanee.stewart@yukon.ca  

News release #: 
21-450