Statistics DAF Covid August 24

Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of the Air Force personnel.

August 23, 2022

Updated at 2 p.m., August 22, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATISTICS
CASE* HOSPITALIZED RESTORED* DEATHS*
Military** 110 280 0 108,414 16
Civil 23,985 0 23,314 109
Dependents 19,267 0 19,160 8
Contractors 6,276 0 6,144 32
Total 159,808 0 157,032 165

*These figures include all cases reported since our last update on August 10.

**Military includes active and reserve elements.

DAF TOTAL VACCINATED
ACTIVE SERVICE GUARDIAN RESERVE TOTAL STRENGTH
% fully vaccinated 98.7% 94.5% 95.7% 97.4%
EXEMPTIONS APPROVED BY DAF
ACTIVE SERVICE GUARDIAN RESERVE TOTAL STRENGTH
Medical 248 180 134 562
Administrative 22 668 67 757

* Civil statistics are not counted.

**These figures are subject to change.

The Department of the Air Force is complying with the court order to suspend all disciplinary and adverse action for those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine who submitted a request for religious accommodation in a timely manner. This includes the Air Force Reserve Command processing Airmen to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).

Medical: Medical exemptions are determined individually by the member’s medical provider.

Administrative: Administrative exemptions are determined individually. For example, if a member obtained a commander-approved bid for separation or retirement before November 1, they are administratively exempt.

Religious Accommodation: Religious accommodations are a subset of administrative exemptions and are determined by MAJCOM/FLDCOM commanders. The DAF has 30 working days (active component in CONUS) to process the requests. Members who receive a denial of the accommodation request have five calendar days from the denial to 1) begin a COVID-19 vaccination regimen, 2) submit an appeal to the final appeal authority, or 3 ) ask to separate or retire. Appeals are determined by the DAF Chief Medical Officer with input from the Chaplain and Staff Judge Advocate. People do not have to get vaccinated while their application is being decided.

Members who continue to refuse to obey a lawful order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after their accommodation request has been denied or their retirement/separation has not been approved will be subject to the opening of an administrative discharge procedure.

Numbers (approximate):

  • 326,000 active components (US Air Force and US Space Force)
  • 105,000 Air National Guard
  • 66,000 Air Force Reserve
  • Total force of 497,000 (active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve)

August 9, 2022

Updated at 2 p.m., August 8, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATISTICS
CASE* HOSPITALIZED RESTORED* DEATHS*
Military** 109,280 0 106,865 16
Civil 23,661 0 22,755 109
Dependents 19,240 0 19,051 8
Contractors 6,194 0 6,040 32
Total 158,375 0 154,711 165

*These numbers include all cases reported since our last update on July 12.

**Military includes active and reserve elements.

DAF TOTAL VACCINATED
ACTIVE SERVICE GUARDIAN RESERVE TOTAL STRENGTH
% fully vaccinated 98.4% 94.4% 95.6% 97.2%
EXEMPTIONS APPROVED BY DAF
ACTIVE SERVICE GUARDIAN RESERVE TOTAL STRENGTH
Medical 260 179 137 576
Administrative 21 663 71 755

* Civil statistics are not counted.

**These figures are subject to change.

The Department of the Air Force is complying with the court order to suspend all disciplinary and adverse action for those who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine who submitted a request for religious accommodation in a timely manner. This includes the Air Force Reserve Command processing Airmen to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).

Medical: Medical exemptions are determined individually by the member’s medical provider.

Administrative: Administrative exemptions are determined individually. For example, if a member obtained a commander-approved bid for separation or retirement before November 1, they are administratively exempt.

Religious Accommodation: Religious accommodations are a subset of administrative exemptions and are determined by MAJCOM/FLDCOM commanders. The DAF has 30 working days (active component in CONUS) to process the requests. Members who receive a denial of the accommodation request have five calendar days from the denial to 1) begin a COVID-19 vaccination regimen, 2) submit an appeal to the final appeal authority, or 3 ) ask to separate or retire. Appeals are determined by the DAF Chief Medical Officer with input from the Chaplain and Staff Judge Advocate. People do not have to get vaccinated while their application is being decided.

Members who continue to refuse to obey a lawful order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after their accommodation request has been denied or their retirement/separation has not been approved will be subject to the opening of an administrative discharge procedure.

Numbers (approximate):

  • 326,000 active components (US Air Force and US Space Force)
  • 105,000 Air National Guard
  • 66,000 Air Force Reserve
  • Total force of 497,000 (active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve)
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