Two hospitalizations and twenty-nine new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta April 26

On April 26, YKHC reports two hospitalizations and twenty-nine new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

Two In-Region Hospitalizations
Two COVID-19 positive individuals were admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. These are the 152nd and 153rd  individuals hospitalized in-region due to COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 29 are residents in:
Bethel (6)
Chevak (1)
Emmonak (2)
Kasigluk (1)
Kwigillingok (1)
Nunapitchuk (5)
St. Mary’s (2)
Toksook Bay (10)
Tununak (1)

COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

Updated COVID-19 testing hours: 

In Bethel, COVID-19 testing is available at the testing site 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.  No appointment needed.

In villages, contact your local clinic.

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:  Visit https://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.

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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