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DAF COVID-19 Statistics - May 3, 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** 93,959 51 93,119 15
CIV 20,713 22 20,426 108
DEP 18,400 5 18,240 8
CTR 5,599 10 5,533 32
TOTAL 138,671 88 137,318 163

* These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on April 26.
** MIL includes Active and Reserve components.
 
DAF TOTAL VACCINATED
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
% Partially Vaccinated 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1%
% Fully Vaccinated 98.4% 93.6% 94.3% 96.8%
 
DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS
Medical 410 263 198 871
Administrative 28 1,000 105 1,133
 
RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
  MAJCOM/FLDCOM DAF/APPEALS
Pending 2,259 1,077
Approved 44 5
Disapproved 5,729 2,268
 
As of May 3, the Air Force has administratively separated 351 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)