July 29, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting one additional death from COVID-19 and seven new cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, to 12 p.m. today. The number of active cases is currently at 80.  

Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 589; 526 cases since June 1, 2021, including out of territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon and probable cases. Out of territory individuals who are diagnosed in the Yukon are counted in the active count but not in the case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction.

For new cases since 12 p.m. on July 28, there are seven confirmed cases:

  • Cases are from across the Yukon.

Since June 1, 2021, 441 people have recovered.

We are saddened to report another COVID-19 death and our deepest sympathies are with the family of the individual who passed away last night in hospital. An unfortunate fact was this person was not immunized. We are losing too many Yukoners to this virus. Please get vaccinated. Sooner or later, COVID-19 will find its way to the unvaccinated and they are at the greatest risk.

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

Backgrounder 

Testing and vaccines

Immunizers began returning to rural Yukon communities beginning this week, through to the third week of August. Book an appointment online. 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 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 #: 
21-265