June 10, 2021: new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one probable case. There are now 13 active cases in the territory. Dr. Hanley confirms that 5 of these are the P.1 (Gamma) variant of concern. Yukon’s total case count is 96.

Two of the three people hospitalized have been medevaced to hospitals outside the territory.

Twelve of the 13 cases announced since Saturday, June 5, were not fully vaccinated. The one person who tested positive and was fully vaccinated is recovering with mild symptoms.

For the new cases today:

  • Two of these cases are close contacts of previous cases.
  • All are isolating and recovering at home.
  • Case investigations for all are ongoing.

Public exposure notices

There are two extensions to previous exposure notices.

  • Casa Loma Motel Bar
    • Monday, May 31, between 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
       
  • Whisky Jack’s Pub and Grill
    • Monday, May 31, between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

People with symptoms

With current active cases in Yukon, testing for COVID-19 infection is more important than ever in order to identify possible community spread. People who are vaccinated may acquire COVID-19 in rare circumstances and should seek testing if symptoms develop.

Testing turnaround times remain very quick (24 hours in the previous week) and negative results can now be accessed online for faster access to results.

Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing at https://book-covid-19-test.service.yukon.ca/en/

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre.

Safe 6 plus 1

Everyone in Yukon should follow the Safe 6 plus 1 (plus 1 means wear a mask) at: practisesafe6.ca

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 

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-335-1531
patricia.living@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-176