June 9, 2021: new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, one of whom was previously a probable case. There are now nine active cases in the territory. Dr. Hanley confirms that five of these are now confirmed as the P.1 (Gamma) variant of concern. Yukon’s total case count is 92.

For the new cases today:

  • Cases 88, 89, 90 and 92 are Whitehorse residents; all are self-isolating and contact tracing is ongoing.
  • Case 91 is a community resident who is isolating and case investigation continues.

Public exposure notices

There are two new public exposure notices associated with the new cases. People may have been exposed to COVID-19 infection if they were at one of the following locations in Whitehorse:

  • Save On Foods
    • Thursday, June 3, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Bigway Foods
    • Thursday, June 3, between 3 p.m. and 3:45 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.

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

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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