The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports five new cases of COVID-19 from noon, Wednesday, September 8 to noon, Friday, September 10. The number of active cases is currently at 20.
Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 701; 650 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon and probable cases. Out of territory individuals who are diagnosed in the Yukon are counted in the active count but not in the Yukon total case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction.
For the new cases since noon on Wednesday, September 8:
- Four confirmed cases and one probable.
- Of confirmed cases, two are in Whitehorse and two are in a rural community.
- Since March 22, 2020, 677 people have recovered.
Public exposure notice
A public exposure notice has been issued for the following:
- Thursday, September 2, 2021
Air North flight 4N538
Vancouver to Whitehorse
Departure: 1:35 p.m.
Anyone on this flight needs to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, from September 2 to September 16, and arrange for testing if they develop any symptoms.
Testing and vaccines
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. Testing turnaround times remain very quick, 24 hours in the previous week, and negative results can now be accessed online for faster access to results.
The CMOH continues to stress the importance of getting both vaccines to complete the series. Contact your local health centre or book an appointment online at the clinic in Whitehorse.
Communications, Health and Social Services