October 6, 2021: COVID-19 case update

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, from noon Monday, October 4 to noon, Wednesday, October 6. The number of active cases is currently 40.

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 2020: 788. Out of territory 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, 740 individuals have recovered. Ten individuals have died.

For the new cases since noon on Monday, October 4:

  • One is in Watson Lake
  • 14 are in Whitehorse

Public exposure notice

  • Air Canada flight 276   
    Sunday October 3, 2021
    Whitehorse to Vancouver
    Departure 9:50 a.m.; arrival 12:12 p.m.

Anyone on this flight is asked to monitor for symptoms through to October 17 inclusive and get tested if they to develop any symptoms, no matter how mild.

Testing and vaccines

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health is reminding 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 #: 
21-384