September 8, 2021: COVID-19 update and public exposure notifications

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott confirms one new death from COVID-19 in the Yukon. The death occurred today in Whitehorse General Hospital. None of the people who have died in the Yukon were fully vaccinated.

Eight individuals have been diagnosed with COVID-19 between noon on Friday, September 3 and noon on Wednesday, September 8. The number of active cases is currently at 20.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 697; 645 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon and probable cases. Since March 22, 2020, 673 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 new cases since noon on Friday, September 3:

  • Two cases in Whitehorse.
  • Five out of territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon.
  • One in rural Yukon.

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health continues to monitor daily activity and as active cases and daily case counts have stabilized, information bulletins will be issued on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The number of cases will continue to be updated Monday through Friday online.

Public exposure notice

Public exposure notices have been issued for the following:

  • Whitehorse Transit
    • Thursday, September 2:
      Route #6; Southbound from Porter Creek to Granger
      between the hours of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

People on the bus at this time are asked to self-monitor until Thursday, September 16.

  • Canada Games Centre running track
    • Monday, August 30
      between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

People present at this time on this date asked to self monitor until Monday, September 13.

The City of Whitehorse strongly encourages wearing a mask on city transit and in any City of Whitehorse facility

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. 


Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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