November 23 COVID-19 Update – 11:19 – 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Whitehorse

Source: Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Government of Yukon

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has issued the following updates for the Yukon public on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirmed six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 38 cases. There are currently 14 active cases in Yukon.

Five of the new cases are linked to a previous case while one is still under investigation. Yukon Communicable Disease Control is reaching out to contacts.

These new cases represent three separate clusters.

Anyone who is experiencing any of the following symptoms, please self-isolate and arrange for testing immediately:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches

Anyone who has symptoms should self -isolate, take the online self-assessment, call 811, and arrange for testing at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or through their rural community health centre.

Due to a high volume of calls, people may be required to leave a number. The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre staff will then return calls.  If you do not receive a call within 24 hours please call back.