August 13, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jesse Kancir is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 from 12 p.m. Thursday, August 12, to 12 p.m. today. The number of active cases is currently at 43.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 647; 587 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon and probable cases. Out of territory individuals who are diagnosed in the Yukon are counted in the active count but not in the Yukon total case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction.

For the new cases since 12 p.m. on August 12, there are two new cases:

  • Two cases are in rural Yukon.

Since June 1, 2021, 538 people have recovered and six people have died, five of whom were unvaccinated and one was partially vaccinated. A total of eight people have died from COVID-19 since November 2020.

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health continues to monitor daily activity and as active cases decrease and daily case counts are stabilized, information bulletins may no longer be issued daily. The number of cases will continue to be updated Monday through Friday online.

Public exposure notice extended

The public exposure notice for the Kopper King Tavern has been expanded. People may have been exposed to COVID-19 infection if they were at the tavern on:

  • Saturday, July 31
    2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 2
    2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 3
    2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Testing and vaccines

Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing.

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre. Testing turnaround times remain very quick, 24 hours in the previous week, and negative results can now be accessed online for faster access to results.


Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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