Fourteenth Yukon resident dies of COVID-19

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott has reported another death of a Yukon citizen from COVID-19. This brings the total to 14 since the first death was reported in October 2020.

There are currently 62 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory.

I am deeply saddened to report this death. 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. Catherine Elliott

Quick facts 
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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 centre. If you have medical questions, please call 811 to speak to a nurse.

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

Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for adults, youth and children aged five and older are available in the Yukon. People aged 50 and over can get a booster shot.

Widespread immunization is the best way to protect yourself and your community. COVID-19 and its variants spread easily. You can pass it on even if you do not have any symptoms.

Book your appointment and find information on clinic dates and times:  https://yukon.ca/en/appointments  

Contact 

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

News release #: 
21-471