July 12, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting one new death and 19 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Friday, July 9 and 12 p.m. today. With recoveries, this brings the active case count to 103. 

Yukon’s total case count since March 22, 2020: 480; 410 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in Yukon and probable cases. One case previously identified as positive has been determined negative.

For the new cases since 12 p.m. on July 9:

  • Nineteen confirmed cases (all Yukoners).
  • Eighteen Whitehorse, one rural community pending confirmation.
  • Three hundred and three individuals have recovered since June 1, 2021.
  • Four deaths since June 2021, six deaths total.

I am deeply saddened by the loss of another Yukoner to COVID-19 and I send my condolences to the family. We must also use these hard experiences to reinforce the importance of vaccination as a life saving measure in our fight against COVID-19. 

Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley

Backgrounder 

People with symptoms

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is advising individuals to assume that COVID-19 is widespread, and act accordingly. Anyone experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, even mild, should get tested.

Testing for COVID-19 infection is more important than ever. People who are vaccinated may also rarely acquire COVID-19 and should seek testing if symptoms develop.

Testing turnaround times remain very quick, 24 hours in the previous week, and negative results can now be accessed online for faster access to results.

Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing. Drive-up testing is available in Whitehorse at the CTAC 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily at 49A Waterfront Place.

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre.

Safe 6 plus 1

The Chief Medical Officer of Health has made several strong temporary recommendations to decrease gathering sizes and limit contacts. Everyone in the Yukon should continue to follow the Safe 6 plus 1 (plus 1 means wear a mask). See more information at: practisesafe6.ca.

COVID-19 symptoms reminder

Anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms should self-isolate and arrange to be tested immediately.

-fever
-chills
-cough
-difficulty breathing
-shortness of breath
-runny nose
-sore throat
-loss of sense of taste or smell
-headache
-fatigue
-loss of appetite
-nausea and vomiting
-diarrhea
-muscle aches

Contact 

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

News release #: 
21-226