October 18, 2021: COVID-19 case update

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from noon Friday, October 15, to noon Monday, October 18. The number of active cases is currently at 66.  

Total number of confirmed cases in Yukon residents since March 2020: 858. 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, 797 individuals have recovered. There has been a total of 10 deaths.

For the new cases since noon on Friday, October 15: 

  • Two are out territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon.
  • Twenty-two are from Whitehorse, including three at Victoria Gold.

Public exposure notices:

  • Save On Foods, Whitehorse
    Monday, October 11, 2021
    Between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.
     
  • The Local Bar, 206 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse
    Saturday, October 9, 2021
    Between 9 p.m. and midnight

Anyone at either of these places at the noted dates and times are asked to self-monitor for symptoms and get tested if any symptoms develop.

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 #: 
21-411