2nd Yukoner dies with COVID-19, officials say
Person had contracted COVID-19 but death was caused by 'unrelated health conditions'
Yukon reported a "COVID-19 associated" death Monday, the second for the territory so far in the pandemic.
In a news release on Monday afternoon, Yukon's chief medical officer said the person's death was caused by "unrelated health conditions."
"The person contracted COVID-19 near the time of death and is therefore considered a COVID-19 associated death," the release says.
It was the territory's 81st case since the pandemic began.
A Health department spokesperson says the person was not in Yukon when they died, and did not contract COVID-19 in the territory. There is no exposure risk in the territory, according to officials.
The Health department says COVID-19 may have contributed to the deceased person's demise, but the infection is not considered to be the cause of death.
The deceased was a resident of rural Yukon. Officials said no other information about the person would be provided.
Yukon reported its first COVID-19-related death in October. That person was an "older" resident of Watson Lake who had "significant underlying medical conditions," officials said at this time.