February 18, 2021: COVID-19 update

The Government of Yukon has the following updates for the Yukon public on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 cases and recoveries

As of Wednesday, February 17, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 72. Sixty-nine people have recovered, one person has died, and there are two active cases. We have tested 7,916 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of end of day Wednesday, February 17, there were 11,544 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 10,627 first doses and 917 second doses. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

Second vaccines are being administered in Yukon communities. Residents age 18 and older will have the opportunity receive their first shot during the second visit. A third visit will ensure that everyone in the communities is able to get immunized.

Bookings for a second dose will open soon online and by phone. Visit https://yukon.ca/en/this-is-our-shot for more information.

COVID-19 testing

From Thursday, February 11, to Wednesday, February 17, there were 119 people tested at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre.

The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Those experiencing severe symptoms and requiring immediate assistance can go to the Whitehorse General Hospital Emergency Department, a community hospital or health centre.

Enforcement statistics

The Government of Yukon has received 1,459 complaints as of February 17:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 812
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 38
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 436
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 14
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 26
  • Failure to wear a mask: 97
  • Failure to physical distance: 36

There have been a total of 48 charges and 39 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA). No new charges since the last report on February 10.

Number of total incoming travellers: 70,576

  • Resident travellers: 19,058
  • BC residents: 15,731
  • NWT residents: 508
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 398
  • Non-residents staying: 12,583
  • Non-residents transiting: 22,137
  • Other: 161
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 381

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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