July 5, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 between noon Friday, July 2 and noon today. This brings the active case count to 149 with reported recoveries.

Yukon’s total case count since March 22, 2020: 425. There have been 351 cases since June 1, 2021, including out of territory residents diagnosed in Yukon and probable cases.

For the new cases since noon on July 2, 2021:

  • Forty confirmed cases.
  • Twenty-seven cases in Whitehorse, seven cases in rural communities, six pending confirmation.
  • One hundred and ninety-nine individuals in the most recent outbreak have recovered.
  • Five deaths since November 2020.

Public exposure notice:

Exposure notification letters have gone to parents and staff of the preschool, after-school and kindergarten groups at Grow with Joy Childcare, Days Inn location, for those attending the daycare from June 23 to June 30. Direction from YCDC is different based on days attended. Yukon Communicable Disease Control has provided specific direction to those affected. All other information is provided by the daycare operator to parents and staff, based on advice from YCDC.

People with symptoms

Testing for COVID-19 infection is more important than ever. People who are vaccinated may also rarely acquire COVID-19 and should seek testing if symptoms develop.

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.

Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or book on-line to arrange for testing at https://book-covid-19-test.service.yukon.ca/en/. Drive-up testing is available in Whitehorse at the CTAC 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily at 49A Waterfront Place.

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre.

Safe 6 plus 1

As a reminder, no restrictions have changed however, the CMOH has made several strong recommendations. Everyone in the Yukon should continue to follow the Safe 6 plus 1. See more information at: practisesafe6.ca.

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

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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