Everyone in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta aged 16 or older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, as of Jan. 19. To sign up for a vaccine, fill out this online form from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.
KYUK will update the count of COVID-19 cases connected to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta daily Monday-Friday. The information is from the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation's COVID-19 press releases found on YKHC's website.
As of April 20, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation has announced:
- 5,235 total cases in the Y-K Delta
- 37 communities in the Y-K Delta, excluding Bethel, have been affected in-region
- 13 new cases were reported on April 20
YKHC announced the following statuses for the COVID-19 cases:
- 5,176 recovered
- 34 active
- 25 deceased
The individuals are residents of these locations:
- 3,695 Y-K Delta Village residents
- 1,486 Bethel residents
- 53 out-of-region residents
- 1 not infectious while in Y-K Delta
The individuals were tested in these locations:
- 3,642 tested in Y-K Delta villages
- 1,525 tested in Bethel
- 68 tested outside the region
YKHC stated whether individuals were in the Y-K Delta while they were infectious:
- 5,120 Y-K Delta residents were in the region while infectious
- 48 Y-K Delta residents were out of the region while infectious
- 54 Non-Y-K Delta residents were in the region while infectious
YKHC has announced the following hospitalizations for COVID-19:
- 66 people have been hospitalized in-region at YKDRH
- 24 people have been medecvac'd to an out-of-region hospital
As of April 16, YKHC has performed the following number of tests:
- 82,519 total tests
- 77,142 returned negative
- 168 pending tests
- 37 Communities in the YKHC Service Region have individuals who have been tested
As of April 16, YKHC reports that 12,085 unique indivduals have been vaccinated throughout the Y-K Delta.
Prevention Tips and Links
- YKHC: Practice good hygiene and social distancing.
- YKHC: Learn how to keep your house disinfected without running water.
- YKHC: Symptoms to Watch: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath
- State of Alaska: Health mandates from Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy
- CDC Link: COVID-19, What You Need to Know