October 25, 2021: COVID-19 case update

We've updated this news release to correct a typo in one of the age range numbers.

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, from noon Friday, October 22, until noon Monday, October 25. The number of active cases is currently at 79.

Total number of confirmed cases in Yukon residents since March 2020: 891. Individuals from out of territory but 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, 834 people have recovered. Ten people have died. 

For the new cases since noon on Friday, October 22: 

  • 15 are Yukon residents, 4 of whom are located in a community
  • Nine are from out of territory but diagnosed in the Yukon
  • Between October 1 and October 19, 123 positive COVID-19 cases were diagnosed:
    • 26 per cent in the 30 to 39 age range
    • 14 per cent in the zero to nine, 10 to 19 and 20 to 29 age ranges
    • 12 per cent in the 50 to 59 age range
    • 10 per cent in the 40 to 49 age range
    • eight per cent in the 60 to 69 age range
    • two per cent in the 70 to 79 age range

Public exposure notice

Canada Games Centre – Wellness Centre

Whitehorse

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 

3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Self-monitor and seek testing if symptoms develop.

School notifications

Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) has issued the following COVID-19 exposure notices:

Johnson Elementary School, Watson Lake

Class: Grade 3

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Who's affected: students and staff in these classes

École Selkirk Elementary School

Class: Grade 2/3 combined class (English)

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Who's affected: students and staff in these classes

Golden Horn Elementary School, Golden Horn

Classes: both Grade 2/3 combined classes

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Who's affected: students and staff in these classes

Route #40 school bus
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • Morning pick up in the Whitehorse Copper, Blaker Place, Spruce Hill, Golden Horn areas and drop off at Golden Horn Elementary School
  • Afternoon pick up at Golden Horn Elementary School and drop off in the Golden Horn, Spruce Hill, Blaker Place, and Whitehorse Copper areas

Elijah Smith Elementary School

Class: Grade 2/3 English combined class

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021

Who's affected: students and staff connected to this class

All individuals involved have been advised directly by YCDC via notification letters.

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. 
 

Contact 

Pat Living

Communications, Health and Social Services

867-335-1531

patricia.living@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-420