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.


COVID-19: Call Before Seeking Care

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.

COVID-19 Prevention Tips

Caring for Individuals with COVID-19