One hospitalization, one medevac and forty-three new COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta on October 27

On October 27, YKHC reports one new in-region hospitalization, one medevac and forty-three new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

One In-Region Hospitalization
One COVID-19 positive individual was admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. This is the 111th individual hospitalized in-region due to COVID-19.

One Medevac
One COVID-19 positive individual was medevac’d out-of-region for hospitalization. This is the 35th individual medevac’d due to COVID-19.


New COVID-19 Cases
The 43 are residents in:
Akiachak (3)
Atmautluak (7)
Bethel (3)
Chevak (1)
Kasigluk (4)
Kwethluk (4)
Marshall (1)
Mekoryuk (6)
Newtok (3)
Russian Mission (1)
Toksook Bay (2)
Tuluksak (4)
YKHC service area village (4)

COVID-19 Updates and Community Information

Vaccinations: YKHC strongly encourages all people 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Pfizer booster: COVID-19 booster shots are now available for certain individuals who completed a two-dose series of the Pfizer vaccine and are six months past the second dose of vaccine. 

To schedule a vaccine or booster appointment: To schedule a vaccine appointment or to learn more about the vaccine or booster shots, visit https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/vaccine/ or call 1-800-478-6599. 

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, mobile testing is available 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 (enter through the main doors). Walk-ins available or call 543-6949 to schedule an appointment. 
  • In surrounding communities, call your local clinic for more information. 

Community safety: YKHC recommends all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in any indoor public setting. To view the complete recommendations, visit https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/resources/.

Additionally, continue to practice protective measures such as practicing regular hand-washing, avoiding hosting or attending large gatherings, and frequently disinfecting high-touch surfaces. 

Positive COVID-19 test: If you test positive for COVID-19, tell your close contacts, self-isolate and visit https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/care/ for more information. 

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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