YT Government: Omicron cases increasing quickly

Press Release

Covid-19 case counts are on the rise in the territory with 158 new cases since Friday, December 31, 2021, 245 active cases and 32 per cent test positivity rate.

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health is urging the public to stay home when sick with even the mildest of symptoms.

Like most other jurisdictions in Canada, and as expected, we are unfortunately seeing the Omicron wave rising here in the territory. Omicron continues to spread much faster than other variants we’ve seen.

I am urging anyone who has even the slightest symptoms to stay home. We are hearing stories of whole families who are isolating together even though maybe only two or three people are ill. To those people, I want to say thank you. Thank you for continuing to break the cycle of transmission, stopping the spread of COVID-19 and protecting our community. Staying home when sick, even mildly, is now more important than ever.

acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott


Brittanee Stewart
Communications, Health and Social Services


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