April 7, 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 Tuesday, April 6, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 74. Seventy-three people have recovered, one person has died and there are no active cases. We have tested 6,933 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of the end of the day Monday, April 5, there were 37,193 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 23,954 first doses and 13,239 second doses.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a first dose is: 70 per cent in North Yukon; 79 per cent in West Yukon; 52 per cent in Central Yukon; 59 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 70 per cent in Whitehorse.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a second dose is: 60 per cent in North Yukon; 70 per cent in West Yukon; 41 per cent in Central Yukon; 53 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 30 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, March 31, to Tuesday April 6, 20 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 1,684 complaints as of April 6:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 954
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 44
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 449
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 15
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 35
  • Failure to wear a mask: 146
  • Failure to physical distance: 41

There has been one new charge since March 30, issued by CEMA officers (failure to wear a mask).

There have been a total of 71 charges and 56 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

Number of total incoming travellers: 76,122

  • Resident travellers: 20,477
  • BC residents: 16,181
  • NWT residents: 513
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 1122
  • Non-residents staying: 14,098
  • Non-residents transiting: 23,634
  • 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 #: 
21-098