March 10, 2021: COVID-19 update

The Government of Yukon has the following updates for the Yukon public on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 cases and recoveries

As of Tuesday, March 9, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 72. Seventy-one people have recovered, one person has died and there are no active cases. We have tested 6,712 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of end of day Monday, March 8, there were 24,412 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 15,572 first doses and 8,840 second doses. By region, the percentage of residents who have received a first dose is: 67 per cent in North Yukon; 71 per cent in West Yukon; 44 per cent in Central Yukon; 55 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 38 per cent in Whitehorse. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

A clinic opened March 1 in Whitehorse for residents age 18 and older to receive vaccines by appointment. Walk-ins to the clinic for first and second doses will be accepted beginning March 11.

Second vaccines for Yukon communities are ongoing. Residents age 18 and older will have the opportunity to receive their first shot during the second visit. A third visit will ensure that everyone in the communities is able to get immunized.

To book an appointment and find more information, visit https://yukon.ca/en/this-is-our-shot.

COVID-19 testing

From Wednesday, March 3, to Tuesday, March 9, there were 35 people tested at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse.

The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. People experiencing severe symptoms and requiring immediate assistance can go to the Whitehorse General Hospital Emergency Department, a community hospital or health centre.

Enforcement statistics

The Government of Yukon has received 1,548 complaints as of March 9:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 870
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 40
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 439
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 14
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 29
  • Failure to wear a mask: 118
  • Failure to physical distance: 38

There have been five new charges since March 2:

All five charges were laid by CEMA officers (there were three failure to self-isolate charges and two failure to provide a declaration charges).

There have been a total of 58 charges and 47 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

Number of total incoming travellers: 73,109

  • Resident travellers: 19,627
  • BC residents: 15,912
  • NWT residents: 510
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 1054
  • Non-residents staying: 13,170
  • Non-residents transiting: 22,739
  • Other: 97
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 384
Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@yukon.ca

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

News release #: 
21-074