On February 15, YKHC reports one in-region hospitalization, one medevac and 155 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.
One In-Region Hospitalization
One COVID-19 positive individual was admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. This is the 142nd ndividual hospitalized in-region due to COVID-19.
On Sunday, February 13, one COVID-19 positive individual was medevac’d out-of-region for hospitalization. This is the 39th individual medevac’d due to COVID-19.
New COVID-19 Cases
The 155 are residents in:
Bethel, out of region (1)
Hooper Bay (2)
Mountain Village (4)
Nunam Iqua (3)
Scammon Bay (2)
St. Mary’s (10)
Toksook Bay (4)
Dashboard update: The State of Alaska notifies YKHC about YK Delta residents who test positive for COVID-19 while outside YK Delta. After reviewing data provided by the state, YKHC will add 16 additional cases to the total case on the YKHC dashboard today.
COVID-19 Updates and Community Information
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.
COVID-19 testing hours:
In villages, contact your local clinic.
In Bethel –
- Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 OR are close contacts of a known positive are required to test at the outdoor site, in the CHSB parking lot, across the street from the hospital, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
- Individuals wanting to test out of quarantine on/after day 5 must test at the outdoor site, in the CHSB parking lot, across the street from the hospital, 4:30 and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday.
- Routine COVID-19 testing for those who have not tested positive within the last 90 days is available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday on the first floor of the hospital or 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, in the Blueberry conference room, located by the emergency room entrance.
- For more details, visit https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19-testing/
Community safety: YKHC recommends all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in any indoor public setting.
Additionally, continue to practice protective measures such as practicing regular hand-washing, avoiding hosting or attending large gatherings, and frequently disinfecting high-touch surfaces. To view YKHC’s community guidance document, please visit https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/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.