Seventy-six new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta September 10–16

During the week of September 10-16, YKHC reports 76 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.

New COVID-19 Cases
The 76 residents are in:
Akiak, 1
Alakanuk, 6
Aniak, 2
Atmautluak, 3
Bethel , 23
Chefornak, 3
Emmonak, 1
Hooper Bay, 2
Kalskag, 1
Kasigluk, 4
Kwethluk, 4
Mountain Village, 7
Napakiak, 1
Napaskiak, 1
Nunapitchuk, 2
Nunapitchuk, out of region, 1
Scammon Bay, 2
St. Mary’s, 9
Toksook Bay, 2
Tuluksak, 1


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 www.ykhc.org/vaccines.

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 www.ykhc.org/covid-19.

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.

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