Two hospitalizations and fifty-four new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta June 18-21

On June 18, YKHC reports twenty-six new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 26 residents are in:
Bethel (6)
Emmonak (6)
Kwethluk (2)
Marshall (5)
Mertarvik (1)
Mountain Village (4)
Toksook Bay (2)


On June 19, YKHC reports one in-region hospitalization and six 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 157th individual hospitalized in-region with COVID-19.

New COVID-19 cases
The 6 residents are in:|
Bethel (2)
Emmonak (1)
Holy Cross (1)
Marshall (1)
Pilot Station (1)


On June 20, YKHC reports one in-region hospitalization and twelve 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 158th individual hospitalized in-region with COVID-19.

New COVID-19 cases
The 12 residents are in:
Alakanuk (2)
Bethel (2)
Emmonak (6)
Lower Kalskag (2)


On June 21, YKHC reports ten new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 cases
The 10 residents are in:
Bethel (4)
Emmonak (1)
Kotlik (2)
Mountain Village (1)
St. Mary’s (1)
Tuntutuliak (1)


COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

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 5 or older who is five months past their second shot of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is eligible for a booster. Everyone ages 18 or older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago is also eligible. Second boosters are encouraged for eligible individuals 50 and older and people 12 and older with certain health conditions. To learn more, click here.

To schedule a vaccine or booster for people age 12 or older:  Visit https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/vaccine/ or call 1-800-478-6599. 

To schedule a vaccine or booster 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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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