August 5, 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. Wednesday, August 4 to 12 p.m. today. The number of active cases is currently at 54.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 623; 561 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 case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction.

For the new cases since 12 p.m. on August 3, there are seven new cases:

  • Two in Whitehorse, five in rural Yukon.

Since June 1, 2021, 501 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. They will be providing both first and second dose Pfizer for youth born in 2009 and up to the age of 17 and first and second doses of Moderna for those 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.

Media contact 

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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