The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott has reported one new case of COVID-19 between noon Wednesday, August 25, to noon Thursday, August 26. There are no new cases being reported from noon Thursday, August 26, to noon today. The number of active cases is currently at 27.
Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 684; 626 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.
Since March 22, 2020, 651 people have recovered. A total of eight people have died from COVID-19 since November 2020. None of the people who have died in Yukon were fully vaccinated.
The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health continues to monitor daily activity and as active cases and daily case counts have stabilized, information bulletins will be issued on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The number of cases will continue to be updated Monday through Friday online.
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.
The CMOH continues to stress the importance of getting both vaccines to complete the series. Rural Health Centres and the mass clinic in Whitehorse are continuing to offer first and second doses of the Moderna vaccine. Contact your local health centre or book an appointment online at the clinic in Whitehorse.
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