One death, one new in-region hospitalization and 141 new cases of COVID-19 on the YK Delta August 27-September 2

During the week of August 27 – September 2, YKHC reports one death, one new in-region hospitalization and 141 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

One Death
It is with profound sadness YKHC reports that a YK Delta resident in their 70s died due to complications of COVID-19. The next of kin have been notified. YKHC sends our deepest condolences to the loved ones mourning the loss of this individual. This is the 52nd COVID-19 death associated with the YK Delta region.

In-Region Hospitalization
YKHC reports one COVID-19 positive individual was admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. This was the 173rd individual hospitalized in-region with COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 141 cases are in:
Akiachak, 1
Aniak, 8
Bethel, 29
Chefornak, 6
Chevak, 3
Chuathbaluk, 1
Eek, 1
Holy Cross, 2
Hooper Bay, 7
Kasigluk, 15
Kipnuk, 2
Kongiganak, 7
Kwethluk, 17
Kwigillingok, 8
Mekoryuk, 1
Mt. Village, 10
Nunapitchuk, 2
Quinhagak, 4
St. Mary’s, 9
Toksook Bay, 6


COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

Vaccinations: YKHC strongly encourages everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and everyone ages 5 and older to stay up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. To learn more, visit www.ykhc.org/vaccines.

To schedule a vaccine or booster: In Bethel, please call (907)543-6949. In villages, please call (907) 543-6420.

COVID-19 testing: 

  • If you tested positive for COVID-19 on an at-home test, please call YKHC Contact Tracing team at 907-543-6420, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to report your positive result.
  • For COVID-19 testing in villages, call your clinic. In Bethel,testing is available without an appointment on the first floor of the hospital. Binax tests are offered 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. PCR tests are available in the same location by request only during the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Please enter through the main entrance of the hospital.

Learn more: For more information about COVID-19 in the YK Delta, visit www.ykhc.org/covid-19.

YKHC tracks and monitors COVID-19 cases in the region, notifying communities and close contacts of infected individuals via phone daily. YKHC shares a weekly COVID-19 case statement on Mondays, which report updates from the previous Saturday through Friday. Should data indicate a significant increase in cases around the region, YKHC’s Incident Command Team will re-evaluate if changes are needed to the reporting schedule.

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If you have symptoms like a fever, cough or shortness of breath, do not go to your village clinic and do not go to the Emergency Room in Bethel. Instead, call your village clinic, or in Bethel, call 543-6949.

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