October 8, 2021: COVID-19 case update

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Catherine Elliott reports 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, from noon Wednesday, October 6, to noon, Friday, October 8. The number of active cases is currently at 45. 

Total number of confirmed cases in Yukon residents since March 2020: 798. 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, 746 individuals have recovered. Ten individuals have died. 

For the new cases since noon on Wednesday, October 6: 

  • Four people in Whitehorse
  • Six at Victoria Gold mine site

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health has declared an outbreak at Victoria Gold but says she is not concerned about additional spread outside of the mine site, given the excellent case management on site by the mine’s medical team. 

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. 


Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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