July 7, 2021: COVID-19 case count update

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley is reporting 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 between 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, and 12 p.m. today. This brings the active case count to 138 with reported recoveries. These current spread is primarily due to transmissions among people who are unvaccinated and vulnerable.  

Yukon’s total case count since March 22, 2020: 447; 373 cases since June 1, including Out of Territory residents diagnosed in Yukon and probable cases.

For the new cases since 12 p.m. on July 6:

  • Thirteen confirmed cases: 12 Yukoners and one out of territory resident in Yukon.
  • Thirteen cases in Whitehorse and zero case in rural communities, pending confirmation.
  • Two hundred ten individuals in the most recent outbreak have recovered.
  • Five deaths since November 2020.

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.

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.  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

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. 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

 

Contact 

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-335-1531
patricia.living@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-219