July 6, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Monday, July 5 and 12 p.m. today. This brings the active case count to 147 with reported recoveries. The surge in COVID-19 infections continues in Whitehorse with fewer cases in communities throughout Yukon.

Yukon’s total case count since March 22, 2020: 435. There have been 360 cases since June 1, 2021, including out of territory residents diagnosed in Yukon and probable cases.

For the new cases since 12 p.m. on July 5:

  • Ten confirmed cases.
  • Nine cases in Whitehorse and one case in a rural community, pending confirmation.
  • Two hundred ten individuals in the most recent outbreak have recovered.
  • Five deaths since November 2020.

Rapid Response Teams

Rapid response testing teams have been dispatched to Old Crow and Mayo. The clinic is taking place in Mayo on Wednesday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at J.V. Clark School. Testing clinics in Old Crow will take place July 7, 8 and 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Chief Zzeh Gittlit School. Teams are comprised of nurses, cleaners and greeters.

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. 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 online to arrange for testing at https://book-covid-19-test.service.yukon.ca/en/. Drive-up testing is available in Whitehorse at the CTAC from 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

The CMOH has made several strong temporary recommendations to decrease gathering sizes and limit contacts. Everyone in the Yukon should continue to follow the Safe 6 plus 1 (plus 1 means wear a mask). 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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