Three new in-region hospitalizations and 240 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta August 13–19

During the week of August 13-19, YKHC reports three new in-region hospitalizations and 240 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

Three In-Region Hospitalizations
YKHC reports that three COVID-19 positive individuals were admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. These are the 168th, 169th and 170th individuals hospitalized in-region with COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 240 residents are in:
Akiachak, 1
Alakanuk, 11
Atmautluak, 2
Bethel, 34
Chefornak, 17
Chevak , 11
Eek, 5
Emmonak, 2
Hooper Bay, 19
Kasigluk, 15
Kipnuk, 6
Kongiganak, 13
Kotlik, 1
Kwethluk, 19
Kwigillingok, 9
Marshall, 3
Mekoryuk, 17
Mountain Village, 12
Newtok, 3
Nunapitchuk, 1
Quinhagak, 17
St. Mary’s, 7
Tuntutuliak, 14
YKHC service area village, 1


COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

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 www.ykhc.org/vaccines.

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.

Learn more: For more information about COVID-19 in the YK Delta, visit www.ykhc.org/covid-19.

YKHC tracks and monitors COVID-19 cases in the region, notifying communities and close contacts of infected individuals via phone daily. YKHC shares a weekly COVID-19 case statement on Mondays, which report updates from the previous Saturday through Friday. Should data indicate a significant increase in cases around the region, YKHC’s Incident Command Team will re-evaluate if changes are needed to the reporting schedule.

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