July 26, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Friday, July 23, and 12 p.m. today. With recoveries, this brings the active case count to 90.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 579; 513 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in Yukon and probable cases.

For the new cases since 12 p.m. July 23, there are 28 confirmed cases.

  • The cases are spread throughout Yukon
  • Location confirmation still pending

Since June 1, 2021, 419 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 remain in Watson Lake until end of day, Tuesday, July 27. Testing is taking place at the Watson Lake Recreation Centre from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We are seeing clusters of cases in Watson Lake and we are likely to see more. All but one of these individuals  were unvaccinated several of whom were unable because of age. All others could have been protected. A vaccination clinic in Watson Lake is available this Friday, July 30, for first and second doses of the Moderna vaccine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments can be made by visiting Yukon.ca or calling 1-877-374-0425. For anyone in the Yukon, it is vital to get tested if symptoms appear, and to maintain self-isolation when directed to.

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley


The CMOH 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. 

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.

-difficulty breathing
-shortness of breath
-runny nose
-sore throat
-loss of sense of taste or smell
-loss of appetite
-nausea and vomiting
-muscle aches


Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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