March 31, 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 30, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 73. Seventy-one people have recovered, one person has died and there is one active case. We have tested 6,880 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of end of day Monday, March 29, there were 34,828 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 23,674 first doses and 11,154 second doses.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a first dose is: 69 per cent in North Yukon; 79 per cent in West Yukon; 52 per cent in Central Yukon; 58 per cent in Southeast Yukon; 68 per cent in Whitehorse.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a second dose is: 60 per cent in North Yukon; 70 per cent in West Yukon; 41 per cent in Central Yukon; 50 per cent in Southeast Yukon; 25 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. The clinic will be closed April 2, 3 and 4, reopening on Monday, April 5.

Mobile vaccination teams continue to visit Yukon communities. Residents age 18 and older will have the opportunity receive their first or second shot during the next visit of the mobile team to their community. Everyone receiving a first shot is guaranteed a second shot within the designated time period.

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

COVID-19 testing

From Wednesday, March 24, to Tuesday March 30, there were 30 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 1,651 complaints as of March 30:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 939
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 43
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 444
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 15
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 35
  • Failure to wear a mask: 134
  • Failure to physical distance: 41

There have been five new charges since March 23. All five charges were issued by CEMA officers (four Failure to Self-Isolate charges and one Failure to Provide Declaration charge).

There have been a total of 70 charges and 55 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

Number of total incoming travellers: 75,373

  • Resident travellers: 20,249
  • BC residents: 16,140
  • NWT residents: 511
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 1102
  • Non-residents staying: 13,915
  • Non-residents transiting: 23,359
  • 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 #: 
21-095