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Dr. Catherine Elliott

Public notified of 20 new COVID-19 cases

Over the last three days, the Yukon has seen 20 new cases of COVID-19.

By Whitehorse Star on July 20, 2021

Over the last three days, the Yukon has seen 20 new cases of COVID-19.

That’s the information from the latest report from the Yukon’s acting chief medical officer of health, Dr. Catherine Elliott.

The report, released late Monday afternoon, covers the three-day period from last Friday noon through noon Monday.

The Yukon government has stopped issuing daily reports over the weekend period as the virus outbreak wanes.

The active case count is 76.  

The total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020 is 522.

There have been 453 cases since June 1, including out-of-territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon and probable cases.

Fourteen of the new cases are in Whitehorse. Four are in unidentified rural communities; two locations are to be confirmed.

Since June 1, 373 people have recovered and there have been four deaths. There has been a total of six deaths since November 2020.

“As we move towards the end of summer and start thinking about fall, we need to make sure we are protected against the Delta variant,” Elliott said.

“It is now even more important to get that second shot to ensure full protection. We honour all those who are stepping out to get their first shot, those who are completing their series and to those who are completely vaccinated, we say, ‘well done, and thank you for doing your part to keep us all safe.’

“Our vaccine clinics are ready to welcome you.”

Testing continues to be a priority to enable health care responders to manage risk and outbreaks.

Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing.

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre.

Testing turnaround times remain very quick (24 hours in the previous week), and negative results can now be accessed online for faster access to results.

Comments (10)

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Juniper Jackson on Jul 23, 2021 at 4:03 pm

There is an election coming up. The governments are being told, I believe, from Ottawa, time to start making friends. It's a little late to start reining in the horses, but come election day we'll all be so happy we'll vote Trudeau. IF the Liberals get a majority, we can expect an immediate lock down and back to the Liberals telling us how we can live our lives.

The masks are useless. I have seen 1 person wearing 3 masks. I have seen many many cars with the mask hung over the rear view mirror. I saw 1 person, a salesman at the Brick, with the mask covering his entire face. I have seen, hundreds with the mask under their nose. Now, at least everyone will have a choice. If you want a mask, wear it. If you don't. Don't. I may have a problem without a mask..I have gotten into the habit of sticking my tongue out at people, and miming the bad swears behind my mask. I hope I remember I'm not wearing a mask and don't actually tell someone to........

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Dennis on Jul 23, 2021 at 11:02 am

Please!!! What in h... is going on?? Wife and I have had both shots since we were first eligible. Over all the situation has not improved. If Premier & Dr. Hanley have decided masks are no longer necessary, perhaps they need to review their common sense. If we are allowed to shop maskless, and without distancing at Superstore then we have spent our last dollar at Superstore. Same goes for other grocery stores in Whitehorse. I think Independent supports staff and customers wearing masks and physical distancing.

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BnR on Jul 21, 2021 at 7:42 am

Given the Delta variant that’s revving up around the world, it seems like a great time to start opening up our international borders...

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Vern Schlimbesser on Jul 21, 2021 at 5:43 am

"over three days"..."...20 new cases"..."The Yukon government has stopped issuing daily reports over the weekend period as the virus outbreak wanes".

Do those statements together seem like a contradiction that might seed mistrust or stimulate the crazies?

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Sick of the games on Jul 20, 2021 at 9:15 pm

Provide the context for these supposed Covid deaths. It is irresponsible to shape information presented to the public to obscure its meaning and your intent!

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My Opinion on Jul 20, 2021 at 6:38 pm

20 over 3 days, that's pretty good. Averaging about 5 or 6 a day lately. Nothing wrong with that. Remember when we were all locked down and would go about a month without a single positive test. So what was the big deal?

I guess everyone is getting desensitized or tired of all the fear mongering. People used to die of pneumonia all the time, and we weren't bombarded with the statistics.

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Matthew on Jul 20, 2021 at 5:14 pm

Also find it odd that now they are no longer using the unvaccinated narrative that are spreading it, so can't you tell us more details like the previous weeks? Or now is it vaccinated folks are getting it.. come on now, can't play on both teams, we deserve to know!

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Matthew on Jul 20, 2021 at 5:11 pm

“As we move towards the end of summer and start thinking about fall, we need to make sure we are protected against the Delta variant,” Elliott said.
This is how delusional they are. It;s already a fact that the vaccine doesn't protect you against ANY / ALL "varients" so stop telling us it will. Delta today, Lambda tomorrow, then who knows after that.. it's a never ending war on democracy and freedom.

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Juniper Jackson on Jul 20, 2021 at 4:44 pm

So.. When do we get in line for the 3rd shot?

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North_of_60 on Jul 20, 2021 at 4:14 pm

In April of last year, Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Montagnier presented a powerful case that the coronavirus was created in a lab. His comments at the time offended the left-wing establishment so much that they aggressively attempted to discredit his statement. Now, the media is backpedaling on the origin of the coronavirus after prominent scientists called for further scrutiny.

The prominent virologist explained that “there are antibodies, created by the vaccine,” forcing the virus to “find another solution” or die. This is where the variants are created. It is the variants that “are a production and result from the vaccination.”

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