October 27, 2021: COVID-19 case update

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Catherine Elliott reports 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, from noon Monday, October 25, until noon Wednesday, October 27. The number of active cases is currently at 69.

Total number of confirmed cases in Yukon residents since March 2020: 902. People from out of the 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, 845 people have recovered. Ten people have died. 

For the new cases since noon on Monday, October 25: 

  • Ten are Whitehorse residents.
  • One is in Watson Lake.

Public exposure notice

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

Better Bodies Gym, Whitehorse

Dates: 
Friday, October 22
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 23
7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Monday, October 25
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 26
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
If you were at this location, self-monitor for 14 days from your last visit and get tested if you develop any symptoms.

School notifications

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

Christ the King Elementary School

Class: Grade 3B
Dates: Thursday, October 21, 2021, and Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Who's affected: students and staff in this class

All people 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 #: 
21-425