One new hospitalization and thirteen new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta April 1

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:
Bethel (1)
Eek (1)
Kipnuk (1)
Kongiganak (1)
Mountain Village (3)
YKHC service area village (6)

COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

Updated COVID-19 testing hours: 

In Bethel,

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

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