May 12, 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 Wednesday, May 12, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 84. Eighty people have recovered, two people have died and there is one active case in Yukon and one active case of a Yukoner out of the territory. We have tested 7,305 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of the end of the day Monday, May 10, there were 49,836 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 26,583 first doses and 23,253 second doses.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a first dose is: 76 per cent in North Yukon; 83 per cent in West Yukon; 54 per cent in Central Yukon; 60 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 76 per cent in Whitehorse.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a second dose is: 68 per cent in North Yukon; 83 per cent in West Yukon; 47 per cent in Central Yukon; 55 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 67 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 their first and second doses of the vaccine by appointment or by walk-in. The clinic is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on Wednesdays it is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The third round of mobile vaccination tours to Yukon communities is complete. Residents age 18 and older can call their local clinics for an appointment or can receive a vaccination in Whitehorse.

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

COVID-19 testing

From Wednesday, May 5, to Tuesday May 11, 57 people were 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. Anyone experiencing severe symptoms and requiring immediate assistance can go to the Whitehorse General Hospital Emergency Department, a community hospital or health centre.

COVID-19 test results

Yukoners who have had a COVID-19 test can now receive their negative test results online using their Yukon health care card. Possible results include “negative” or “not ready.” Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be contacted promptly by Yukon Communicable Disease Control and instructed on next steps.

Enforcement statistics

The Government of Yukon has received 1,966 complaints as of May 10, 2021:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 1,110
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 51
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 500
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 23
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 42
  • Failure to wear a mask: 188
  • Failure to physical distance: 52

In the last week, there were 7 new charges issued under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA). Four were for failure to self-isolate, two were for failure to wear a mask and one was for belligerent behaviour.

There have been a total of 94 charges and 77 people charged under the CEMA.

Number of total incoming travellers: 82,883

  • Resident travellers: 22,112
  • BC residents: 16,515
  • NWT residents: 526
  • Other jurisdictions: 1,270
  • Non-residents staying: 15,657
  • Non-residents transiting: 26,705
  • Other: 98
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 387
Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

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

News release #: 
21-135