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One death, one hospitalization and one hundred fifty-nine new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta January 22-24

On January 22, YKHC reports one death and one hundred-ten 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 50s 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 48th COVID-19 death associated with the YK Delta region.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 110 are residents in:
Akiachak (1)
Akiak (1)
Alakanuk (1)
Aniak (3)
Atmautluak (10)
Bethel (27)
Chefornak (3)
Chevak (8)
Emmonak (4)
Hooper Bay (14)
Kalskag (1)
Kasigluk (2)
Kongiganak (4)
Kotlik (2)
Kwethluk (2)|
Lower Kalskag (1)
Mertarvik (1)
Mountain Village (3)
Napaskiak (1)
Nunapitchuk (1)
Pilot Station (3)
Quinhagak (1)
Scammon Bay (1)
St. Mary’s (7)
Tuntutuliak (8)

On January 23, YKHC reports twenty-two new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 22 are residents in:
Bethel (17)
Kasigluk (1)
Kongiganak (1)
Nunapitchuk (1)
Scammon Bay (1)
YKHC service area village (1)

On January 24, YKHC reports one hospitalization and twenty-seven new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

One In-Region Hospitalization
One COVID-19 positive individual was admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. This is the 133rd individual hospitalized in-region due to COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 27 are residents in:
Akiak (1)
Bethel (17)
Chevak (1)
Eek (2)
Holy Cross (1)
Kalskag (1)
Napakiak (1)
Quinhagak (3)

COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

Vaccinations: YKHC strongly encourages all people 5 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Booster shots:  Anyone ages 12 or older who is five months past their second shot of the Pfizer is eligible for a booster. Everyone ages 18 or older who received the Moderna vaccine more than five months ago or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago is also eligible. To learn more, click here.

To schedule a vaccine for people age 12 or older or a booster appointment for eligible individuals:  Visit or call 1-800-478-6599. 

To schedule a vaccine appointment for children ages 5 to 11: In Bethel, call 543-6949. In villages, please call your local clinic

COVID-19 testing: All people who are experiencing symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, or diminished sense of taste or smell) or who are a close contact of known positive cases are encouraged to get tested as soon as possible. 

  • In Bethel, mobile testing is available in the parking lot across from the hospital from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Testing is also available on the first floor of the hospital 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Enter through the main doors, not the emergency room.) Walk-ins available or call 543-6949 to schedule an appointment. 
  • In surrounding communities, call your local clinic for more information. 

Community safety: YKHC recommends all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in any indoor public setting.

Additionally, continue to practice protective measures such as practicing regular hand-washing, avoiding hosting or attending large gatherings, and frequently disinfecting high-touch surfaces.  To view YKHC’s community guidance document, please visit

Learn more: For more information about COVID-19 in the YK Delta, visit

Case statements are published the next business day after cases are identified (e.g. Monday cases are published Tuesday. Friday and weekend cases are published Monday. Cases identified over a holiday are reported the next business day.) Whenever possible, YKHC will notify patients and call the affected communities the day cases are identified