July 28, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

For the first time since June 5, the Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. The number of active cases is continuing to trend downward with the current active case count at 77.  

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.

  • Four hundred thirty-eight people have recovered since June 1, 2021.

Immunizers are returning to rural Yukon communities beginning this week and running 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 born in 2009 and up to the age of 17 and Moderna for people 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 #: 
21-261