One hospitalization and fifty-two new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta June 25-27

On June 25, YKHC reports forty-three new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 43 residents are in:
Alakanuk (6)
Bethel (4)
Eek (1)
Hooper Bay (1)
Kotlik (1)
Kwethluk (1)
Kwigillingok (3)
Marshall (10)
Mountain Village (1)
Napakiak (7)
St. Mary’s (2)
Toksook Bay (3)
Tuntutuliak (2)
YKHC service area village (1)


On June 26, YKHC reports and five new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta

New COVID-19 cases
The 5 residents are in:
Bethel (1)
Emmonak (1)
Napaskiak (3)

On June 27, YKHC reports one in-region hospitalization and four 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 159th individual hospitalized in-region due to COVID-19.

New COVID-19 cases
The 4 residents are in:
Kipnuk (1)
Napakiak (1)    
Toksook Bay (2)             


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. 

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