Yukon has announced 1 new case of COVID-19 and the possibility of two more cases.
The news was announced on Monday by the region’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley on Tuesday afternoon.
This brings the region’s total confirmed cases to 88 since the start of the pandemic.
The total number of active cases in the territory as of Tuesday evening stands at 6. Two of the infected persons are currently in the hospital, as per a news release.
All three of the newly-announced cases on Tuesday were identified in Whitehorse and all are isolating.
Contact tracing is ongoing and possible public exposures will be announced if any are identified, the news release says.
There are no new cases at Victoria Gold mine in Yukon. The three positive COVID-19 cases announced on the weekend involve the P.1 (Gamma) variant of concern and the infected persons remain in isolation.
Public exposure notice
A public exposure notice was given Tuesday evening just following 8 p.m. for multiple Whitehorse locations.
As per a report from the chief medical officer of health, persons may have been exposed to COVID-19 if they were at any of the following places:
- The Casa Loma Motel Bar on Saturday, May 29, between 9 p.m. and closing; on Monday, May 31, between 11 p.m. and closing; or on Saturday, June 5, between 8:30 p.m. and midnight.
- Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill on Friday, May 28, between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30p.m., or on Saturday, June 4, between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
- Walmart on Sunday, June 6, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., or between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- Canadian Tire on Sunday, June 6, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Any person who was at those sites who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate and stay at home, take the online self-assessment and plan to get tested either by booking a test online here or calling 867-393-3083.
Rural Yukon residents should contact their community health center to arrange for testing if needed.