One hundred ninety-eight new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta July 16-22

During the week of July 16-22, YKHC reports one new in-region hospitalization, one medevac and 198 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 161st 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 44th individual medevac’d due to COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 198 residents are in:
Akiachak, 3
Alakanuk, 1
Aniak, 6
Atmautluak, 2
Bethel, 62
Chevak , 1
Eek, 34
Hooper Bay, 19
Kasigluk, 13
Kwethluk, 8
Mekoryuk, 12
Mountain Village, 1
Napakiak, 11
Napaskiak, 1
Newtok, 1
}Nunapitchuk, 3
Quinhagak, 4
Russian Mission, 4
Scammon Bay, 5
St. Mary’s, 6
Tuntutuliak, 1

COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

Update to reporting schedule: YKHC has transitioned to e-mailing weekly COVID-19 case statements on Mondays, which report updates from the previous Saturday through Friday. Although the reporting schedule is changing, YKHC will continue to track and monitor COVID-19 cases in the region, notifying communities and close contacts of infected individuals via phone daily. Should data indicate a significant increase in cases around the region, YKHC’s Incident Command Team will re-evaluate whether to return to a daily reporting frequency.

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

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:

Learn more: For more information about COVID-19 in the YK Delta, visit


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