October 13, 2021: COVID-19 case update

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, from noon Tuesday, October 12, to noon Wednesday, October 13. The number of active cases is currently at 60. All new cases were at Victoria Gold, where an outbreak was declared on October 8.

Total number of confirmed cases in Yukon residents since March 2020: 827. People who are diagnosed in the Yukon are counted in the active case count but not in the Yukon total case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction. Since March 2020, 769 individuals have recovered. Ten individuals have died. 

For the new cases since noon on Tuesday, October 12: 

Three Yukon residents
Three out of territory residents

Public exposure notice

  • Air North Flight 4N569
    Whitehorse to Vancouver
    Tuesday, October 5, 2021
    Scheduled departure 3:30 p.m., arrival 5:45 p.m.

Anyone on this flight is asked to monitor until October 19 and arrange for testing if any symptoms appear.

Testing and vaccines

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health continues to remind everyone who has symptoms to get tested, no matter where they are located. 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. People in communities should contact their rural community health centre. 
 

Yukoners are also reminded that the best way to protect themselves and the people around them is to get fully vaccinated. COVID-19 and its variants spread easily. People can pass infection on even if they do not have any symptoms. Everyone aged 12 and older can get vaccinated in the Yukon.

Contact 

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

News release #: 
21-399