January 27, 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 today, Wednesday, January 27, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 70. Sixty-nine people have recovered, one person has died and there are no active cases. We have tested 6,245 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of end of day Tuesday, January 26, there were 5,170 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

There are currently 14 mobile clinics scheduled in rural and remote areas, and residents within designated communities who are age 18 and older can receive a vaccine. A mobile clinic will also be offering a second vaccine dose to all staff and residents of long-term care homes starting the week of February 1.

Yukoners living in Whitehorse, Ibex Valley, Marsh Lake and Mount Lorne areas aged 60 and older can now book appointments for the week starting February 1. Those 65 and older are already eligible to book an appointment and receive a vaccine, and everyone 18 and over can receive a shot starting February 10.

Appointments can be booked at yukon.ca/this-is-our-shot or by calling 1-877-374-0425. Proof of residency will be required to receive a vaccination, such as government issued identification, a Yukon health care card, or mail displaying your name and address. After receiving a vaccine Yukoners must continue following health measures, such as wearing a mask.

COVID-19 testing

From Wednesday, January 20, to Tuesday, January 26, there were 45 people tested at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre and drive-thru testing locations.

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 1,383 complaints as of January 26:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 771
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 37
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 430
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 14
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 21
  • Failure to wear a mask: 74
  • Failure to physical distance: 36

There have been a total of 46 charges and 37 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA), including 6 new charges since the last COVID-19 update on January 20.

New CEMA charges: 

  • Failure to self-isolate: 4
  • Failure to behave in a manner consistent with declaration: 2

Number of total incoming travellers: 68,816

  • Resident travellers: 18,547
  • BC residents: 15,556
  • NWT residents: 506
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 373
  • Non-residents staying: 12,016
  • Non-residents transiting: 21,719
  • Other: 99
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 375
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 #: 
21-026