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