August 3, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

The Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 from 12 p.m. Monday, August 2, to 12 p.m. today. The number of active cases is currently at 61.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 610; 548 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 2, there are seven new cases:

  • Six cases in Whitehorse
  • One in rural Yukon

Since June 1, 2021, 481 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.

Testing and vaccines

Immunizers continue to provide clinics in rural Yukon communities beginning this week. Book an appointment online here. They will be providing both first and second doses of Pfizer for youth born in 2009 and up to the age of 17 and Moderna for people 18 and over. While appointments are recommended, walk-ins will be welcome.

Immunizers ask that if you have made an appointment and can’t attend to please let the health centre know so that vaccines are not wasted.

Testing continues to be a priority to enable health care responders to manage risk and outbreaks. 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.

COVID-19 symptoms reminder

Anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms should self-isolate and arrange to be tested immediately.

  • fever
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • loss of sense of taste or smell
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • muscle aches
Contact 

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

News release #: 
21-270