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DAF COVID-19 Statistics - March 1, 2022

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  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

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

Mar. 1, 2022
Current as of 2 p.m., Feb. 28, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATS*
  CASES HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED DEATHS
Military** 90,889 52 87,851 15
Civilian 20,292 26 19,671 107
Dependents 17,537 5 16,846 8
Contractors 5,502 10 5,330 30
Total 134,220 93 129,698 160

*These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on Feb. 22.
**Military 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% 93% 96.2%

 

DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
Medical 608 421 265 1,294
Administrative 50 1,431 205 1,686

 

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
  MAJCOM/FLDCOM DAF/APPEALS
Pending 3,110 1,051
Approved 16 1
Disapproved 3,787 850

As of March 1, the Air Force has administratively separated 188 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)