Coronavirus

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon falls to 78 active COVID-19 cases; seven new cases announced

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
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Yukon logs six new cases for July 14

There are now 81 active cases

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Crystal Schick/Yukon News Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Brendan Hanley, speak during a live stream in Whitehorse on January 20, about the new swish and gargle COVID-19 tests.

Yukon’s state of emergency to be lifted in August if cases continue to fall

“We are seeing a slow but steady decrease in cases.”

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Brendan Hanley, speak during a live stream in Whitehorse on January 20, about the new swish and gargle COVID-19 tests.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

New COVID-19 death recorded in Yukon

The Yukon logged 19 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, from July 9 to 12.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces 10 new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon during his weekly update on July 7. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Officials urge use of sick days for mild symptoms as COVID-19 case count continues to rise

The current outbreak is expected to last for additional weeks

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces 10 new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon during his weekly update on July 7. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Rapid response testing clinics planned for Old Crow and Mayo

The Yukon logged 10 new COVID-19 cases on July 6

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Forty new COVID-19 cases reported between July 2 and 5

The Yukon logged 40 new cases of COVID-19 between July 2 and…

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

New visitor limits in place at long-term care facilities

More than 30 new COVID cases reported from June 30 to July 2

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon government requests outside help as COVID-19 outbreak continues

Assistance is on its way as Yukoners are asked to limit gatherings

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon government announces 24 new COVID-19 cases

There are 136 cases active in the territory

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

New COVID-19 measures in place as first true “wave” hits the territory

New recommendations issued for children in child care; new rules for hospitals in place

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 22 new COVID-19 cases for June 25 and new recommendations for gatherings. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Hanley advises new gathering restrictions as Yukon reports 22 new COVID-19 cases

“Our public health system is significantly challenged right now and this measure will allow us to address where we are seeing our greatest risk,” Hanley says

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 22 new COVID-19 cases for June 25 and new recommendations for gatherings. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 18 new cases on June 24 and urged calm among parents. (Yukon News file)

Hanley urges calm among parents awaiting COVID-19 communication

Yukon records 18 new cases and 53 recoveries on June 24

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 18 new cases on June 24 and urged calm among parents. (Yukon News file)
The Yukon records its fourth COVID-19 death. File photo

The Yukon’s fourth COVID-19 death is announced

Another Yukoner has died from COVID. Amidst the current outbreak, Dr. Brendan Hanley encourges the unvaccinated to get their shots

The Yukon records its fourth COVID-19 death. File photo
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon Government announces 103 active COVID cases, rising vaccine demand

Dr. Hanley and Premier Silver say there are no plans to reimpose restrictions

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces eight new COVID-19 cases for June 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon records eight new COVID-19 cases; active case count at 92

Anyone experiencing symptoms should seek a test, officials say

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces eight new COVID-19 cases for June 22. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has announced 30 new COVID-19 cases on June 21 for a total of 100 active cases. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon experiencing community spread among unvaccinated: Hanley

Territory logs 30 new cases on June 21, for a total of 68 new cases this weekend

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has announced 30 new COVID-19 cases on June 21 for a total of 100 active cases. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 29 new COVID-19 cases on June 19 and community transmission among unvaccinated individuals. (Yukon News file)

Yukon logs record-high 29 new COVID-19 cases

F.H. Collins prom attendees and some Porter Creek Grade 9 students are instructed to self-isolate as community transmission sweeps through unvaccinated populations

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announced 29 new COVID-19 cases on June 19 and community transmission among unvaccinated individuals. (Yukon News file)
Willow Brewster, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, holds a swab used for the COVID-19 test moments before using it on Nov. 24. The Yukon government is reopening the drive-thru option on June 18. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Drive-up COVID-19 testing opening June 18 in Whitehorse

The drive-up testing will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. everyday and increase testing capacity by 33 spots

Willow Brewster, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, holds a swab used for the COVID-19 test moments before using it on Nov. 24. The Yukon government is reopening the drive-thru option on June 18. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
A presumptive COVID case was found at Seabridge Gold’s 3 Aces project. (file photo)

Presumptive COVID-19 case reported at mine in southeast Yukon

A rapid antigen rest found a presumptive COVID case on an incoming individual arriving at the 3Aces project

A presumptive COVID case was found at Seabridge Gold’s 3 Aces project. (file photo)