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Three hospitalizations and 259 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta July 23-29

During the week of July 23-29, YKHC reports three new in-region hospitalizations and 259 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

Three In-Region Hospitalizations
YKHC reports three COVID-19 positive individuals were admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. These were the 162nd, 163rd and 164th individuals hospitalized in-region with COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 259 residents are in:
Akiachak, 1
Atmautluak, 13
Bethel, 57
Bethel, out of region, 1
Chefornak, 1
Chevak, 1
Eek, 31
Holy Cross, 5
Hooper Bay, 10
Kasigluk, 14
Kipnuk, 3
Kwethluk, 15
Kwigillingok, 3
Mekoryuk, 12
Napakiak, 9
Napaskiak, 12
Nunapitchuk, 10
Quinhagak, 3
Russian Mission, 7
St. Mary’s, 7
Tuluksak, 1
Tuntutuliak, 43

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

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

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.