September 15, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports six new cases of COVID-19 from noon, Monday, September 13, to noon Wednesday, September 15.  The number of active cases is currently at 23.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 712; 662 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon and probable cases. Since March 22, 2020, 684 people have recovered.

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 six new cases since noon on Monday, September 13:

  • Three in Whitehorse. 
  • Three in rural Yukon.

Public exposure notice

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a public exposure notice for the following location:

  • Watson Lake Day Care, 100 7th Street, Watson Lake
    Wednesday, September 8, and Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Children and staff considered to be at risk are those in the following groups:

  • infant group;
  • toddler group; and
  • preschool group.

Children and staff who attended any of these groups on the two dates are recommended to self-isolate until September 19 and then self-monitor through to September 23. Children and staff solely in the after-school age group are not affected.

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.

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