Dr. André Corriveau, the acting chief medical officer of health, reported another death of a Yukon citizen from COVID-19.
The fatality, reported late Thursday afternoon, brings the total to 12 since the first death was reported in October 2020.
No further details were provided as to where the person resided, whether he or she had been vaccinated, and had any contributing underlying health conditions.
Territorial data said Thursday there were 166 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory. That figure was updated to 171 this morning.
Thirty-two of those cases are new since 7 a.m. Thursday. There have been 1,381 known cases since the pandemic began.
“I am very sad to report this loss,” Corriveau said.
“To see another Yukoner lose their life to COVID-19 is heartbreaking. My sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of this individual.
“Out of respect, we will not be releasing any additional information.”
Corriveau is sitting in for Dr. Catherine Elliott for two weeks.