July 27, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Monday, July 26, and 12 p.m. today. For the first time in a week, there are more recoveries than new cases and this brings the active case count to 89. 

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 582; 519 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in Yukon and probable cases. Out of territory cases who are diagnosed in Yukon are counted in the territory's active count but not in the Yukon case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction.

For the new cases since 12 p.m. on July 26, there are six confirmed cases:

  • Three in Whitehorse and two in rural Yukon
  • One out of territory resident present in Yukon.
  • There are no new reported cases in Watson Lake for this time period.  

Since June 1, 2021, 426 people have recovered and there have been four deaths. There have been a total of six deaths since November 2020.

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 the Moderna vaccine. Contact your local health centre or book an appointment online at the clinic in Whitehorse. 

Immunizers are continuing to support  rural Yukon communities by returning this week and running clinics through to the third week of August. Book an appointment online here. They will be providing both first and second doses of Pfizer for youth aged 12 to 17 and Moderna for those 18 and over. While appointments are recommended, walk-ins will be welcome. Immunizers ask that if you have made an appointment and can’t attend to please let the health centre know so that vaccine is not wasted.

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
Contact 

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-335-1531
patricia.living@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-259