One hospitalization, one medevac and two hundred-eighteen cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta January 29-31

On January 29, YKHC reports one medevac and one hundred forty-five new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

One Medevac
One COVID-19 positive individual was medevac’d out-of-region for hospitalization. This is the 38th individual medevac’d due to COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 145 are residents in:
Akiachak (4)
Akiak (6)
Alakanuk (5)
Aniak (2)
Atmautluak (1)
Bethel (38)
Chefornak (4)
Chevak (8)
Emmonak (2)
Hooper Bay (1)
Kalskag (1)
Kasigluk (3)
Kongiganak (1)
Kwethluk (2)
Marshall (2)
Mountain Village (24)
Napakiak (1)
Newtok (1)
Nunam Iqua (7)
Nunapitchuk (1)
Pilot Station (8)
St. Mary’s (8)
Toksook Bay (3)
Tuntutuliak (7)
YKHC service area village (5)

On January 30, YKHC reports thirty-four new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 34 are residents in:
Bethel (16)
Kasigluk (3)
Kongiganak (1)
Kwethluk (5)
Kwigillingok (2)
Mountain Village (1)
Pilot Station (1)
Russian Mission (1)
St. Mary’s (4)

On January 31, YKHC reports one hospitalization and thirty-nine 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 137th individual hospitalized in-region due to COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 39 are residents in:
Akiak (1)
Aniak (1)
Bethel (19)
Chefornak (1)
Chevak (2)
Kasigluk (1)
Kotlik (1)
Marshall (2)
Mountain Village (1)
Nunam Iqua (1)
St. Mary’s (4)
Tuntutuliak (1)
YKHC service area village (4)

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:  Visithttps://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/vaccine/ 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 https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/resources/.

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

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

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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