Yukon health officials report one new COVID-19 death, eight new cases over six days

WHITEHORSE — Yukon health officials say another person has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease in the territory to nine.

In a news release Wednesday, they say the person died at Whitehorse General Hospital and none of the people who have died from the virus were fully vaccinated.

They say eight people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over a six-day period starting Friday at noon bringing the total number of active cases to 20.

The territory has seen 697 cases since the start of the pandemic, with 645 of them since June.

About 85 per cent of all eligible Yukon residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Officials say the territory has seen a few Delta variant cases, but high vaccination rates have meant the impact has been less severe.
 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 8, 2021.

The Canadian Press


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