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One death and sixty-seven new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta November 2

On November 2, YKHC reports one death and sixty-seven new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

One Death
It is with profound sadness YKHC reports that on November 1, a YK Delta resident in their 60s 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 39th COVID-19 death associated with the YK Delta region.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 67 are residents in:
Akiachak (1)
Alakanuk (1)
Aniak (1)
Atmautluak (6)
Bethel (9)
Chevak (2)
Chuathbaluk (1)
Crooked Creek (6)
Emmonak (4)
Holy Cross (5)
Kasigluk (12)
Kwethluk (1)
Marshall (1)
Mekoryak (2)
Newtok (1)
Nunapitchuk (3)
Russian Mission (1)
Scammon Bay (1)
St. Mary’s (1)
Toksook Bay (6)
Tuluksak (1)
YKHC service area village (1)

COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

Updates to COVID-19 dashboard: Effective Friday, Oct. 29, YKHC revised the data provided on the COVID-19 dashboard and in the weekly Situational Report. We added information on the age range of new positive COVID-19 cases identified in the prior week. We no longer report the number of YK Delta residents out of region while infectious or non-residents infectious in region, as these numbers do not meaningfully impact the disease burden in the region.

Vaccinations: YKHC strongly encourages all people 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Booster shots:  Most YK Delta residents 18 or older who are 6 months past their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine are eligible for a booster. Everyone ages 18 or older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago is also eligible.

To schedule a vaccine or booster appointment: To schedule a vaccine appointment or to learn more about the vaccine or booster shots, visit or call 1-800-478-6599. 

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 (enter through the main doors). 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. To view the complete recommendations, visit

Additionally, continue to practice protective measures such as practicing regular hand-washing, avoiding hosting or attending large gatherings, and frequently disinfecting high-touch surfaces. 

Positive COVID-19 test: If you test positive for COVID-19, tell your close contacts, self-isolate and visit for more information. 

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