The Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting seven new cases and one probable case of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Thursday, July 29, and 12 p.m. today. The number of active cases is currently at 78.
Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 596; 534 cases since June 1, 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 Yukon total case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction.
For the news cases since 12 p.m. on July 29, there are seven new cases:
- Five in Whitehorse and three in rural Yukon, including the probable case.
Since June 1, 2021, 451 people have recovered and there have been five deaths. There have been a total of seven deaths since November 2020.
The next COVID-19 case count update will be Monday, August 2.
Testing and vaccines
Immunizers began returning to rural Yukon communities beginning this week, 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 first and second doses of 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 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
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