October 29 COVID-19 Update – 14:57 – Yukon’s COVID-19 case count rises to 23

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.

One new case of COVID-19 was confirmed today by Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. This is the territory’s 23rd case of COVID-19 infection and is not linked to the Watson Lake cluster.

Laboratory results confirmed the positive diagnosis on the night of Wednesday, October 28. Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) staff has completed contact tracing and there is no risk of public exposure.

Because they had travelled as well as having a contact history the person was already self-isolating and is recovering well at home. The new case was identified through contact tracing and is linked to travel-related cases previously reported in Whitehorse.

As a reminder, anyone who develops symptoms, regardless of how mild, should self-isolate immediately and arrange for testing. As always, anyone seeking urgent medical care should go to emergency departments and community health centres.