July 19, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott is reporting 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Friday, July 16, and 12 p.m. today. With recoveries, this brings the active case count to 76.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 522; 453 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 16, there are 20 confirmed cases:

  • Fourteen cases are in Whitehorse
  • Four cases are in rural communities, two locations to be confirmed

Since June 1, 2021, 373 people have recovered and there have been four deaths. There have been a total of six deaths since November 2020.

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health continues to stress the importance of getting both vaccines to complete the series. Rural Health Centres and the mass clinic in Whitehorse are continuing to offer first and second doses of Moderna vaccine. Contact your local health centre or book an appointment online at the clinic in Whitehorse.  

As we move towards the end of summer and start thinking about fall, we need to make sure we are protected against the Delta variant. It is now even more important to get that second shot to ensure full protection. We honor all those who are stepping out to get their first shot, those who are completing their series and to those who are completely vaccinated we say ‘well done, and thank you for doing your part to keep us all safe’. Our vaccine clinics are ready to welcome you.

Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott

Backgrounder 

Testing for COVID-19

Testing continues to be a priority to enable health care responders to manage risk and outbreaks. 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.

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre. 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.

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 #: 
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