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By The Numbers: COVID-19 In The Y-K Delta

Feb 24, 2021

Bethel Airport COVID-19 test site, October 29, 2020. Bethel, Alaska.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Find out the region's COVID-19 vaccination numbers, case rate, and test positivity rate.

Vaccinations

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta:

  • So far, 9,167 people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have received one dose of the vaccine
  • This is 32% of the region’s total population
  • This is 46.3% of the region’s eligible population of people age 16 and older
     
  • So far, 6,564 people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have received two doses of the vaccine
  • This is 21% of the region’s total population
  • This is 33.1% of the region’s eligible population of people age 16 and older

Source: Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as of Feb. 24, 2021.

Alaska:

  • As of Feb. 23, 146,776 people in Alaska have received one dose of the vaccine
  • This is 20.1% of the state’s total population
     
  • As of Feb. 23, 92,630 people in Alaska have received two doses of the vaccine
  • This is 12.7% of the state’s total population

Source: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services as of Feb. 23, 2021.

United States:

  • As of Feb. 23, 44,544,969 people in the U.S. have received one dose of the vaccine
  • This is 13.4% of the total U.S. population
     
  • As of Feb. 23, 19,882,544 people in the U.S. have received two doses of the vaccine
  • This is 6% of the total U.S. population

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; NPR as of Feb. 23, 2021.

Case Rates

  • COVID-19 case rate in Bethel: 16 cases per 100,000 people
  • COVID-19 case rate in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: 23 cases per 100,000 people
  • COVID-19 peak case rate in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: between 250-300 cases per 100,000 people in November 2020

Source: Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as of Feb. 24, 2021.

Test Positivity Rate

Less than 3% of COVID-19 tests taken in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are returning positive. That’s down from a peak of 15% in November 2020.

Source: Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as of Feb. 24, 2021.

Regional Cases Throughout The Pandemic

  • 4,885 total cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
  • 47 active cases
  • 23 deceased
  • 64 people hospitalized in Bethel
  • 24 people medevaced out of the region for advanced medical care

Source: Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as of Feb. 23, 2021.