June 8, 2021: new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces one new confirmed and two new probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 88 confirmed and two probable cases. There are currently six active cases in Yukon. Two of the people with COVID-19 are currently in the hospital.

For the new cases today:

  • all three cases were identified in Whitehorse; 
  • all are isolating;
  • contact tracing is ongoing; and 
  • sites of potential public exposure will be announced if identified.

There are no new cases at Victoria Gold. The three individuals positive for COVID-19 have now been identified as having the P.1 (Gamma) variant of concern. They remain in isolation.

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.

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 #: 
21-170