One new hospitalization and thirty new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta May 28–31

On May 28, YKHC reports one in-region hospitalization and eighteen 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 156th individual hospitalized in-region due to COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 18 are residents in:
Aniak (4)
Atmautluak (1)
Kipnuk (1)
Kongiganak (2)
Kwethluk (2)
Marshall (4)
Scammon Bay (1)
St. Mary’s (2)
Tuntutuliak (1)


On May 29, YKHC reports three new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 3 are residents in:
Chuathbaluk (1)
Nunapitchuk (1)
St. Mary’s (1)


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

New COVID-19 Cases
The 4 are residents in:
Bethel (1)
Holy Cross (3)


On May 31, YKHC reports five new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 5 are residents in:
Holy Cross (1)
St. Mary’s (3)
Tununak (1)


COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

Updated COVID-19 testing hours: 

In Bethel, COVID-19 testing is available at the testing site 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.  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 5 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. Second boosters are encouraged for eligible individuals 50 and older and people 12 and older with certain health conditions. To learn more, click here.

To schedule a vaccine for people age 12 or older or a booster appointment for eligible individuals:  Visit https://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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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