May 19, 2021: COVID-19 update

Please note the number of COVID-19 tests for the week was corrected; the proper number is 36.

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 19, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 84. Eighty-two people have recovered, two people have died and there are no active cases in Yukon. We have tested 7,398 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of the end of the day Monday, May 17, there were 50,998 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 27,153 first doses and 23,845 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; 61 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 78 per cent in Whitehorse.

By region, the percentage of residents who have received a second dose is: 69 per cent in North Yukon; 76 per cent in West Yukon; 48 per cent in Central Yukon; 56 per cent in Southeast Yukon; and 69 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.

Residents age 18 and older in rural Yukon can call their local clinics for an appointment or receive a vaccination in Whitehorse.

Online vaccination bookings for youth between 12 and 17 years old open Thursday, May 20.

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

COVID-19 testing

From Wednesday, May 12, to Tuesday, May 18, 36 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 2,031 complaints as of May 17, 2021:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 1,149
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 54
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 512
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 24
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 43
  • Failure to wear a mask: 197
  • Failure to physical distance: 52

In the last week, there were 5 new charges issued by CEMA officers (4 were for failure to self-isolate, 1 was for failure to abide by a declaration).

There have been a total of 99 charges and 82 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

Number of total incoming travellers: 84,064

  • Resident travellers: 22,307
  • BC residents: 16,567
  • NWT residents: 528
  • Other jurisdictions: 1,278
  • Non-residents staying: 15,895
  • Non-residents transiting: 27,391
  • Other: 98
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 432
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 #: 
21-144