On April 1, YKHC reports one new in-region hospitalization and thirteen 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 149th individual hospitalized in-region due to COVID-19.
New COVID-19 Cases
The 13 are residents in:
Mountain Village (3)
YKHC service area village (6)
COVID-19 Updates and Community Information
Updated COVID-19 testing hours:
Between Monday, April 4, and Friday, April 15, PCR and Binax tests will be available at the outdoor testing site across the street from the hospital between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day (EXCEPT Sunday, April 10). Individuals interested in testing out of quarantine or isolation early and close contacts of known positive cases should test at the outdoor site.
Walk-in testing for individuals who have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days is available on the first floor of the hospital, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Starting Monday, April 18, the outdoor testing site across the street from the hospital will be closed. COVID-19 testing will be available at the testing site on the first floor of the hospital. Binax tests will be available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. PCR tests will be 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. No appointment needed.
In villages, contact your local clinic.
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.
Community safety: YKHC offers COVID-19 guidance for communities and individuals, which can be found on our website: https://www.ykhc.org/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.