February 25, 2021: COVID-19 update

Please note the number of people tested and vaccinated for COVID-19 has been updated. 

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 24, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 72 with no active cases. Seventy-one people have recovered and one person has died. We have tested 8,048 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of end of day Wednesday, February 24, there were 15,174 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 10,865 first doses and 4,309 second doses. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

Bookings for first and second doses in Whitehorse are available online and by phone. Visit https://yukon.ca/en/this-is-our-shot for more information.

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

COVID-19 testing

From Thursday, February 18, to Wednesday, February 24, there were 66 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 1,495 complaints as of February 24:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 830
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 38
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 438
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 14
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 27
  • Failure to wear a mask: 110
  • Failure to physical distance: 38

There was one new charge, for failure to wear a mask. The charge was laid by CEMA enforcement officers on February 19 in Whitehorse. There have been a total of 49 charges and 40 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

Number of total incoming travellers: 70,902

  • Resident travellers: 19,225
  • BC residents: 15,779
  • NWT residents: 510
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 402
  • Non-residents staying: 12,716
  • Non-residents transiting: 22,270
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 381
Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@yukon.ca

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

News release #: 
21-052