On February 1, YKHC reports two hospitalizations and one hundred seventy-six new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.
Two in-region hospitalizations
Two COVID-19 positive individual were admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. These are the 138th and 139th individuals hospitalized in-region due to COVID-19.
New COVID-19 Cases
The 176 are residents in:
Holy Cross (2)
Hooper Bay (12)
Mountain Village (20)
Nunam Iqua (3)
Pilot Station (1)
Scammon Bay (2)
St. Mary’s (15)
Toksook Bay (2)
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: All people who are experiencing symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, or diminished sense of taste or smell) or who are a close contact of known positive cases are encouraged to get tested as soon as possible.
- In Bethel, all close contacts, people with symptoms or individuals with an appointment to test to get off isolation or quarantine early should test at the testing site located in the parking lot across from the hospital from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Testing is also available on the first floor of the hospital 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Enter through the main doors, not the emergency room.) Walk-ins available or call 543-6949 to schedule an appointment.
- In surrounding communities, call your local clinic to arrange for a test.
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.