One death, two new in-region hospitalizations and 221 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta July 30–August 5

During the week of July 30–August 5, YKHC reports one death, two new in-region hospitalizations and 221 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 80s 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 51st COVID-19 death associated with the YK Delta region.

Two In-Region Hospitalizations
YKHC reports two COVID-19 positive individuals were admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. These were the 165th and 166th individuals hospitalized in-region with COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 221 residents are in:
Akiachak, 1
Akiak, 1
Alakanuk, 1
Aniak, 2
Atmautluak, 1
Bethel, 65
Eek, 3
Emmonak, 1
Holy Cross, 2
Hooper Bay, 16
Kasigluk, 16
Kipnuk, 24
Kongiganak, 5
Kwethluk, 4
Kwigillingok, 3
Lower Kalskag, 1
Marshall, 1
Mountain Village, 5
Napakiak, 2
Napaskiak, 7
Nunapitchuk, 7
Pilot Station, 2
Quinhagak, 5
Russian Mission, 1
Scammon Bay, 1
Sleetmute, 1
St. Mary’s, 2
Toksook Bay, 1
Tuntutuliak, 39
YKHC service area village, 1

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

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

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.