July 15, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, and 12 p.m. today.  With recoveries, this brings the active case count to 78.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 497; 427 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 14, there are seven confirmed cases:

  • Six cases in Whitehorse
  • One in a rural community

Since June 1, 2021, three hundred and forty-five individuals have recovered and there have been four deaths. There have been a total of six deaths since November 2020.

People with symptoms

The CMOH 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 CMOH 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 #: 
21-233