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Forty-six new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta April 23-25

On April 23, YKHC reports thirty-seven new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 37 are residents in:
Akiak (1)
Aniak (1)
Bethel (5)
Emmonak (2)
Newtok (1)
Nunapitchuk (4)
St. Marys (1)
Toksook Bay (19)
Tuntutuliak (3)

On April 24, YKHC reports three new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 3 are residents in:
Bethel (2)
Toksook Bay (1)

On April 25, YKHC reports six new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 6 are residents in:
Bethel (4)
Kongiganak (1)
YKHC service area village (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 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:

Learn more: For more information about COVID-19 in the YK Delta, visit

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