- An 11th Yukoner has died of COVID-19.
- Those with COVID-19 symptoms are being urged to get tested either at their local health Centre or at the drive-through facility in Whitehorse.
An 11th Yukoner has died of COVID-19 as the number of cases in the territory continues to climb.
The death was reported publicly by acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr André Corriveau on November 12.
“My condolences to entire the family and friends of this individual. Out of respect, we will not be giving any additional information,” Corriveau said.
As of 3:50 p.m. on November 15, the number of active COVID-19 cases sat at 164. The surge in cases in recent weeks led to a reinstated state of emergency. Of those cases, 97 were newly identified over the weekend.
Of the active cases, 108 are Whitehorse residents or people from Outside diagnosed in the Yukon. Carmacks has 22 active patients , and there are 14 in Watson Lake. Carcross and Haines Junction each have two cases, and Mayo and Old Crow have one.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 1,278 cases of COVID-19 in the territory, of which 1,043 people have recovered.
Those with COVID-19 symptoms are being urged to get tested either at their local health centre or at the drive-through facility in Whitehorse. The drive-thru centre in Whitehorse will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week to meet increased demand. It is located at 91628 Alaska Highway, across from the airport, in the Centennial Motors wash bay.
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