Whitehorse Daily Star

More cases reported, alert issued

Dr. Catherine Elliott, the acting chief medical officer of health, has reported four new cases of COVID-19 from noon last Wednesday to noon Friday.

By Whitehorse Star on September 20, 2021

Dr. Catherine Elliott, the acting chief medical officer of health, has reported four new cases of COVID-19 from noon last Wednesday to noon Friday.

One is in Whitehorse, while three are in rural Yukon.

As of late Friday afternoon, when she reported, the number of active cases was currently at 25. Case counts from the weekend were not available this morning.

The total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020 is 716. They include 666 cases since June 1, including out-of-territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon and probable cases.

Since March 22, 2020, 686 Yukoners have recovered.

Out-of-territory individuals who are diagnosed in the territory are counted in the active count but not in the Yukon total case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction.

Elliott has also issued a public exposure notice for Johnson Elementary School in Watson Lake.

Students in Grades 1 in class between Sept. 7 and Sept. 9, 2021 were asked to self-isolate until the past Sunday and self-monitor until the coming Thursday. Staff not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated are also being asked to self-isolate.

Students in Grade 4 in class between Sept. 7 and Sept. 9 and last Monday through Wednesday are asked to self-isolate until Sept. 25, then self-monitor until Sept. 30.

A rapid-response testing team was scheduled to arrive in Watson Lake today to begin testing on Tuesday.

Testing was available over the past weekend at the Watson Lake Community Hospital.

Comments (9)

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Anie on Sep 24, 2021 at 2:50 pm

Yukoner - thank you for expressing so well what many of us are thinking. You nailed it

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Yukoner on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:46 pm

@Juniper Jackson
If you cause an accident while drunk driving yes you should get taken care of but then hopefully you will be on your way to jail especially if you caused harm to someone else through your actions! Not what actually happens but that's another issue.

People have the choice to drink just as they have the choice to be unvaccinated. But your choices should have effects ie you drink you should not drive. You don't want to get vaccinated then you shouldn't have access to all the services that increase the risk for other people.

Yes, you should still have access to the hospital even if you didn't want to get the vaccine but the irony of intubating unvaccinated people who don't believe in Covid and are protesting outside of hospitals and schools around the country is probably starting to wear a little thin to health care providers.

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Juniper Jackson on Sep 23, 2021 at 10:02 am

Yukoner: Imagine.. a car accident, a lovely young lady, bleeding out in the back seat.. EMS is there, RCMP is there. And they say, 'She's drunk, just let her die". You are saying, if you are not vaccinated and feel sick, don't go to the hospital for help. Is that really who you are? To my knowledge, that is not the Canadian way. In Canada, we care for everyone. You had sex without a condom, HIV? You'll have to die..you had a choice. Unvaccinated? You have to die.

I hope, I have faith, that something more powerful than 'man' will not let Canada turn into that kind of society.

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Yukoner on Sep 21, 2021 at 10:38 pm

@jim I'm sorry you can't handle the truth and get your "news" from Rebel News. Vaccines are not 100 percent effective and it is a lot more likely for some to transmit it who isn't vaccinated. I don't really care if you are vaccinated or not, that's your choice but hopefully when you eventually do get Covid you will stick it out on your own and not go to the hospital as why would you need to for a fake disease?

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Jim Jones on Sep 21, 2021 at 3:25 pm

Hey Yukoner, I'm tired of being called some type of threat because I don't want this fake vax. Am I sick until proven healthy in your opinion? This pandemic has really showed the level of intelligence society has. If you are vaxxed, why do you care if I am? I'm not sick nor am I making anyone sick. Maybe because this vax doesn't do anything but give you a false sense of security.

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Yukoner on Sep 21, 2021 at 11:43 am

@Matthew but you might bitch if smokers were allowed to smoke inside of all the buildings you go in and you were subjected to their second hand smoke which could cause you harm.

This is the same as an unvaccinated person, they should definitely be able to stay home or go outside and be unvaccinated but by going into buildings with other people they are putting other people in harms way. Yes vaccinated people can still get Covid and transmit but at a much much lesser rate than non vaccinated.

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Matthew on Sep 21, 2021 at 7:54 am

NO to segregation! Vaxxed OK, not vaxxed OK! I don't bitch at smokers for killing themselves, why are you bitching at me for not getting vaccine.. what's your hidden agenda?

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Mike on Sep 20, 2021 at 4:08 pm

Notice nobody is using the phrase unvaccinated. The Watson Lake matter has more fully vaccinated in their 30s and 40s then unvaccinated as well as the count is higher than stated in this article. People have posted their positive tests in Watson Lake on Facebook to warn people, unlike this government, giving us the real numbers of both vaccinated and unvaccinated.

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DL on Sep 20, 2021 at 2:49 pm

Quoting from the above article: “Staff not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated are also being asked to self-isolate.” This is utter nonsense and discrimination against those who declined the experimental covid injection. Only those with symptoms should self-isolate, whether vaccinated or not.

In fact, studies have proven that the vaccinated can get sick with covid and transmit the virus to others. See this August 12, 2021 Nature article, entitled: “How do vaccinated people spread Delta? What the science says”

Quote: “Data from COVID-19 tests in the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore are showing that vaccinated people who become infected with Delta SARS-CoV-2 can carry as much virus in their nose as do unvaccinated people. This means that despite the protection offered by vaccines, a proportion of vaccinated people can pass on Delta, possibly aiding its rise.”


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