August 4, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

The Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 from 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 3, to 12 p.m. today. The number of active cases is currently at 53.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 616; 554 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon and probable cases. Out of territory people 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 3, there are six new cases:

  •  Three cases in Whitehorse; three in rural Yukon.

Since June 1, 2021, 495 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.

As we move from pandemic mode to endemic mode, we are gradually shifting the Yukon’s approach to that of managing a vaccine preventable disease. Our goal is now shifting from one of overall containment, to one that is focussed on reducing the impacts of COVID-19 by limiting its spread and avoiding as much severe illness and death as we can. Do the right thing Yukoners and get vaccinated.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley

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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.

Testing continues to be a priority. Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083. People in communities should contact their rural community health centre. Information on Symptoms of COVID-19 and testing is available online.

Contact 

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

News release #: 
21-275