October 29, 2021: COVID-19 case update

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from noon Wednesday, October 27, until noon Friday, October 29. The number of active cases is currently at 70.

Total number of confirmed cases in Yukon residents since March 2020: 921. 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’s total case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction. Since March 2020, 856 people have recovered. Ten people have died. 

For the new cases since noon on Wednesday, October 27: 

  • Nineteen are Yukon residents
    • Fourteen in Whitehorse
    • Four in communities
    • One person’s residence is still under investigation
  • One out of territory resident diagnosed in the Yukon

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health has also declared the outbreak at Whistle Bend Place over as of October 28, 2021. Family members and residents have been advised and can resume visits from October 30, 2021.

With the number of cases of COVID-19 climbing steadily through September and October, the acting Chief Medical Officer of Health asks people to diligently follow her recommendations:

  • Unvaccinated people should stick to groups of six, while people who are vaccinated may have 20 people indoors.
  • People should wear a mask in indoor public spaces and also follow the Halloween guidance to wear a mask when they are within two metres of another person while they are trick or treating.
  • If people have symptoms, they should isolate and get tested.

Let’s all have a safe and healthy Halloween.

School notification

Holy Family Elementary School

Class: Grade 1 (not the K/1 split)
Dates: Tuesday, October 26, and Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Who's affected: students and staff in this class

Yukon Communicable Disease Control has contacted everyone directly through notification letters.

Testing 

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 #: 
21-431