March 24, 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 23, 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 6,823 people.

Monday, March 22, marked the one-year anniversary of Yukon’s first two COVID-19 cases.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of end of day Monday, March 22, there were 33,443 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 22,795 first doses and 10,648 second doses.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a first dose is: 69 per cent in North Yukon; 78 per cent in West Yukon; 52 per cent in Central Yukon; 56 per cent in Southeast Yukon; 65 per cent in Whitehorse.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a second dose is: 60 per cent in North Yukon; 69 per cent in West Yukon; 41 per cent in Central Yukon; 47 per cent in Southeast Yukon; 24 per cent in Whitehorse. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

A clinic in Whitehorse is open for residents age 18 and older to receive for first and second doses of the vaccine by appointment or by walk-in.

Mobile vaccination teams continue to visit Yukon communities in a third round. Residents age 18 and older will have the opportunity receive their first shot during this visit and are still guaranteed to receive their second dose at the appropriate time.

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

COVID-19 testing

From Wednesday, March 17, to Tuesday March 23, there were 43 people tested at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre.

The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Those 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 1,610 complaints as of March 23:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 909
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 40
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 444
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 14
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 35
  • Failure to wear a mask: 128
  • Failure to physical distance: 40

There have been no new charges since March 16. There have been a total of 58 charges and 47 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

Number of total incoming travellers: 74,533

  • Resident travellers: 20,033
  • BC residents: 16,014
  • NWT residents: 511
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 1082
  • Non-residents staying: 13,642
  • Non-residents transiting: 23,154
  • Other: 97
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 384
Contact 

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

News release #: 
21-093