April 14, 2021: COVID-19 update

The Government of Yukon has the following updates for the Yukon public on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 cases and recoveries

As of Wednesday, April 14, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 76. Seventy-three people have recovered, one person has died and there are two active cases. We have tested 6,985 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of the end of the day Monday, April 12, there were 42,354 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 24,701 first doses and 17,653 second doses.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a first dose is: 72 per cent in North Yukon; 78 per cent in West Yukon; 53 per cent in Central Yukon; 59 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 71 per cent in Whitehorse.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a second dose is: 65 per cent in North Yukon; 70 per cent in West Yukon; 46 per cent in Central Yukon; 53 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 46 per cent in Whitehorse. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

A clinic in Whitehorse is open for residents age 18 and older to receive their first and second doses of the vaccine by appointment or by walk-in.

Mobile vaccination teams continue to visit Yukon communities. Residents age 18 and older will have the opportunity to receive their first or second shot during the next visit of the mobile team to their community. Everyone receiving a first shot is guaranteed a second shot within the designated time period.

To book an appointment and find more information, visit https://yukon.ca/en/this-is-our-shot.

COVID-19 testing

From Wednesday, April 7, to Tuesday April 13, 42 people were tested at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre.

The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Anyone experiencing severe symptoms and requiring immediate assistance can go to the Whitehorse General Hospital Emergency Department, a community hospital or health centre.

Enforcement statistics

The Government of Yukon has received 1,731 complaints as of April 13:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 980
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 45
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 454
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 19
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 38
  • Failure to wear a mask: 151
  • Failure to physical distance: 44

There have been two new charges since April 6, issued by CEMA officers (both were for failure to wear a mask).

There have been a total of 73 charges and 58 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

Number of total incoming travellers: 77,170

  • Resident travellers: 20,801
  • BC residents: 16,233
  • NWT residents: 517
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 1151
  • Non-residents staying: 14,357
  • Non-residents transiting: 24,014
  • Other: 97
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 384
Contact 

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-335-1531
patricia.living@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-105