One hospitalization, one medevac and 240 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta August 6-12

During the week of August 6–12, YKHC reports one new in-region hospitalization, one medevac  and 240 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

One In-Region Hospitalization
YKHC reports that one COVID-19 positive individual was admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. This is the 167th individual hospitalized in-region with COVID-19.

One Medevac
One COVID-19 positive individual was medevac’d out-of-region for hospitalization. This is the 45th individual medevac’d due to COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 240 residents are in:
Akiachak, 1
Akiak, 1
Alakanuk, 7
Aniak, 4
Bethel, 45
Chefornak, 4
Chevak, 11
Chuathbaluk, 1
Eek, 5
Hooper Bay, 13
Kasigluk, 14
Kipnuk, 25
Kongiganak, 14
Kotlik, 2
Kwethluk, 5
Kwigillingok, 7
Mountain Village, 1
Napakiak, 1
Napaskiak, 5
Nunapitchuk, 8
Pilot Station, 4
Quinhagak, 20
Scammon Bay, 2
St. Mary’s, 9
Tuntutuliak, 25
Tununak, 2
YKHC service area village, 4


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 www.ykhc.org/vaccines.

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 www.ykhc.org/covid-19.

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.

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