Three in-region hospitalizations and 43 new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta October 15–22

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:
Akiachak, 5
Alakanuk, 1
Aniak, 3
Atmautluak, 1
Bethel, 8
Chuathbaluk, 1
Emmonak, 2
Holy Cross, 1
Kalskag, 2
Kasigluk, 1
Kwethluk, 4
Marshall, 2
Nunapitchuk, 1
Quinhagak, 2
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

To schedule a vaccine or booster: In villages, call your local clinic or (907) 543-6420. In Bethel, call (907) 5436949, 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.)

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 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

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.


COVID-19: Call Before Seeking Care

If you have symptoms like a fever, cough or shortness of breath, do not go to your village clinic and do not go to the Emergency Room in Bethel. Instead, call your village clinic, or in Bethel, call 543-6949.

COVID-19 Prevention Tips

Caring for Individuals with COVID-19