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DAF COVID-19 Statistics - March 8, 2022

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WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Below are current Coronavirus Disease 2019 statistics for Department of the Air Force personnel:
 
DAF TOTAL STATS*
  CASES HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED DEATHS
MIL** 91,582 54 89,772 15
CIV 20,382 57 20,004 107
DEP 17,683 5 17,209 8
CTR 5,525 10 5,416 31
TOTAL 135,172 126 132,401 161

* These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on Mar. 1.
** MIL includes Active and Reserve components.
 
DAF TOTAL VACCINATED
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
% Partially Vaccinated 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
% Fully Vaccinated 97.9% 93.1% 93.2% 96.3%
 
DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS
Medical 568 385 249 1,202
Administrative 35 1,360 209 1,604
 
RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
  MAJCOM/FLDCOM DAF/APPEALS
Pending 3,249 964
Approved 18 1
Disapproved 4,013 1,025
 
As of March 8, the Air Force has administratively separated 205 active duty Airmen.
 
*Civilian statistics are unaccounted for.
**These numbers are subject to change.
 

Unvaccinated: All those who have verbally refused, have not started the vaccination process or are erroneously coded. Does not include those who have approved exemptions.

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 submission for separation or retirement by Nov. 1, they are administratively exempt.

Religious Accommodation: Religious accommodations are a subset of administrative exemptions and are determined by the MAJCOM/FLDCOM commanders. The DAF has 30 business days (active component in CONUS) to process requests. Appeals are determined by the DAF’s Surgeon General with inputs from the chaplain and staff judge advocate. Individuals do not have to get immunized as long as their request is in the process of being decided. 
 
Personnel Numbers (approximates):
  • 326,000 Active Component (U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force) 
  • 107,000 Air National Guard
  • 68,000 Air Force Reserve
  • 501,000 Total Force (Active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve)