On October 19, YKHC reports fifty-six new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.
New COVID-19 Cases
The 56 are residents in:
Hooper Bay (2)
Pilot Station (3)
Russian Mission (5)
Toksook Bay (2)
YKHC service area village (2)
Case count and dashboard correction
Upon routine audit of known COVID-positive cases in the YK Delta, YKHC identified an error that resulted in an inadvertent overstatement of cases on the COVID-19 dashboard on our website. YKHC’s COVID-19 response team receives notifications in various forms, which can occasionally result in duplicate records. Today’s dashboard update reflects the reconciled case count and can be viewed at https://www.ykhc.org/covid-19/.
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.