April 28, 2021: COVID-19 update

Note: During this morning’s livestreamed COVID-19 update, it was reported “four new enforcement charges” had been laid by CEMA officers for failure to self-isolate since April 20. The number of charges was in fact three.

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 28, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 81. Seventy-nine people have recovered, two people have died and there are no active cases. We have tested 7,134 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of the end of the day Tuesday, April 27, there were 47,763 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 25,731 first doses and 22,032 second doses.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a first dose is: 72 per cent in North Yukon; 81 per cent in West Yukon; 54 per cent in Central Yukon; 60 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 74 per cent in Whitehorse.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a second dose is: 66 per cent in North Yukon; 75 per cent in West Yukon; 47 per cent in Central Yukon; 54 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 64 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. As of May 1, the vaccine clinic will see new hours of operation: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays it will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on Wednesdays it will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The third round of mobile vaccination tours to Yukon communities is complete. Residents age 18 and older can call their local clinics for an appointment or can receive a vaccination in Whitehorse.

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

COVID-19 testing

From Wednesday, April 21, to Tuesday April 27, 61 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 1,842 complaints as of April 27:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 1,039
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 48
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 475
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 23
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 42
  • Failure to wear a mask: 165
  • Failure to physical distance: 50

There have been three new charges since April 20, issued by CEMA officers (all charges are failure to self-isolate).

There have been a total of 80 charges and 64 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

Number of total incoming travellers: 79,313

  • Resident travellers: 21,360
  • BC residents: 16,362
  • NWT residents: 523
  • Other jurisdictions: 1215
  • Non-residents staying: 14,842
  • Non-residents transiting: 24,914
  • Other: 97
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 384
Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

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

News release #: 
21-116