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New COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta January 13-16

February 13
On February 13, YKHC reports six new COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta. 

New COVID-19 Cases
The 6 are residents in:
Hooper Bay (1)
Marshall (2)
Toksook Bay (3)

February 14
On February 14, YKHC reports three new COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta. 

New COVID-19 Cases
The 3 are residents in:
Akiachak (2)
Chefornak (1)

February 15
On February 15, YKHC reports one death and six new COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta. 

One Death
It is with profound sadness YKHC reports that on February 15, a YK Delta resident in their 90s died due to complications of COVID-19. The next of kin have been notified. YKHC sends our deepest condolences to the loved ones mourning the loss of this individual. This is the twenty-third COVID-19 death associated with the YK Delta region.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 6 are residents in:
Akiachak (5)
Kasigluk (1)

February 16
On February 16, YKHC reports six new COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 6 are residents in:
Toksook Bay (6)

YKHC has strongly recommended all communities in the YK Delta region immediately extend shelter-in-place, or lockdown, mandates through February 28, 2021.

YKHC offers free COVID-19 testing without an appointment at the Bethel drive-thru testing site Monday-Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Testing is also available by appointment in Bethel by calling 543-6949, or in villages by calling the local clinic.

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are advised to self-isolate while YKHC and the State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology conduct contact tracing, follow-up testing, and outreach. Due to a significant increase in COVID-19 cases across the region, individual case investigations are ongoing and information about specific transmission methods may not be available upon request.

YKHC continues to urge the public to follow all guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 spreads easily, even when someone does not have any symptoms. Even if your community has no positive COVID-19 cases, please continue to practice all protective measures including: avoiding hosting or attending gatherings of any kind, wear a mask when in public, avoid all non-essential travel, receive free COVID-19 testing upon arrival at the Bethel, St. Mary’s, and Aniak airports, practice regular handwashing, remain physically distant (more than six feet) from anyone who does not reside in your household, and frequently disinfect high-touch surfaces.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, or diminished sense of taste or smell. If you have any of these symptoms, call your village clinic or in Bethel call 543-6949 so a health care provider can assist you. Do not go to your village clinic or to the emergency room in Bethel. 

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