July 23, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon Medical Health Officer Dr. Jesse Kancir is reporting nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Thursday, July 22 and 12 p.m. today. With recoveries, this brings the active case count to 77. 

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 551; 483 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 22, there are nine confirmed cases:

  • Locations are split between Whitehorse and rural communities

Since June 1, 2021, 402 people have recovered and there have been four deaths. There have been a total of six deaths since November 2020.

The rapid response testing team will be in Watson Lake from July 24 through to the end of the day July 26. Rapid testing will take place in the Watson Lake Recreation Centre from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The importance of getting both vaccines to complete the series continues to be stressed. 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. 

Testing and vaccines

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

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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