October 15, 2021: COVID-19 case update

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from noon Wednesday, October 13, to noon Friday, October 15. The number of active cases is currently at 63. Two people with COVID-19 are in the hospital. 

In addition, she has declared an outbreak in the Grade 4 class at Elijah Smith Elementary School. This is the third school outbreak to be declared in the past month. Specific information to parents has been provided to parents and staff by Yukon Communicable Disease Control through the Department of Education.

Total number of confirmed cases in Yukon residents since March 2020: 837. Individuals 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, 778 people have recovered. Ten people have died. 

For the new cases since noon on Wednesday, October 13: 

  • All cases are from Whitehorse or are out of territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon.

Public exposure notices

Canada Games Centre – Whitehorse

  • Family swim – Leisure Pool
    Sunday, October 10, 2021
    8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

If you were at this event, self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days until Sunday, October 24, 2021. Get tested if you develop any symptoms.

  • Lane swim
    Friday, October 8, 2021
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

If you were at this event, self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days until Friday, October 22, 2021. Get tested if you develop any symptoms.

  • Lane swim 
    Tuesday, October 5, 2021 
    4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

If you were at this event, self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days until Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Get tested if you develop any symptoms.

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 #: 
21-406