July 13, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Monday, July 12, and 12 p.m. today. With recoveries, this brings the active case count to 93.  

Yukon’s total case count since March 22, 2020, is 484; 414 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in Yukon and probable cases.

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

  • Four confirmed cases (all Yukoners).
  • Three Whitehorse, 1 rural community.
  • Three hundred and seventeen individuals have recovered since June 1, 2021.
  • Four deaths since June 2021, six deaths total.

Public exposure notice:

Anyone who was at the Casa Loma Bar on Monday, July 5, 2021, between 6:30 p.m. and closing should self-monitor and seek testing if they become symptomatic.

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 (CTAC) 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 

Erin Scott
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-332-7871
erin.scott@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-228