During the week of October 15–21, YKHC reports three in-region hospitalizations and 43 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.
Three In-Region Hospitalizations
YKHC reports that three COVID-19 positive individual were admitted into the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital. These are the 177th, 178th and 179th individuals hospitalized in-region with COVID-19.
New COVID-19 Cases
The 43 residents are in:
Holy Cross, 1
Scammon Bay, 6
St. Mary’s, 3
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 and boosters. To learn more, visit www.ykhc.org/vaccines.
To schedule a vaccine or booster: In villages, call your local clinic or (907) 543-6420. In Bethel, call (907) 543–6949, or visit the Wellness Clinic on the second floor of the hospital 1 p.m.–7 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Pfizer boosters offered Mon., Wed. and Fri. Moderna available Tues. and Thurs.)
- 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 noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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.