DAF COVID-19 Statistics - May 24, 2022

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Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the next update will be published June 7.

May 24, 2022
Current as of 2 p.m., May 23, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATS
  CASES* HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED* DEATHS*
Military** 99,155 25 96,524 16
Civilian 21,137 4 20,684 109
Dependents 18,551 3 18,408 8
Contractors 5,697 3 5,574 32
Total 144,540 35 141,190 165

*These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on May 17.
**Military 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 98.5% 93.7% 94.7% 97%

 

DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
Medical 379 242 173 794
Administrative 25 926 87 1,038

 

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
  MAJCOM/FLDCOM DAF/APPEALS
Pending 2,527 885
Approved 68 17
Disapproved 6,113 2,756

As of May 23, the Department of the Air Force has administratively separated 399 service members.

*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. 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) request to separate or retire. 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. 

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

Personnel Numbers (approximates):

  • 326,000 Active Component (U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force) 
  • 105,000 Air National Guard
  • 66,000 Air Force Reserve
  • 497,000 Total Force (Active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve)

 

May 17, 2022
Current as of 2 p.m., May 16, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATS
  CASES* HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED* DEATHS*
Military** 98,372 26 96,991 16
Civilian 20,995 4 20,623 109
Dependents 18,517 3 18,400 8
Contractors 5,660 3 5,566 32
Total 143,544 36 141,580 165

*These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on May 10.
**Military includes Active and Reserve components.

 

DAF TOTAL VACCINATED
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
% Partially Vaccinated 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1%
% Fully Vaccinated 98.4% 93.7% 94.6% 96.9%

 

DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
Medical 395 248 182 825
Administrative 27 954 92 1,073

 

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
  MAJCOM/FLDCOM DAF/APPEALS
Pending 2,358 792
Approved 66 15
Disapproved 6,003 2,643

As of May 16, the Department of the Air Force has administratively separated 383 service members.

*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)

 

May 10, 2022
Current as of 2 p.m., May 9, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATS
  CASES* HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED* DEATHS*
Military** 94,369 51 93,440 15
Civilian 20,800 22 20,467 109
Dependents 18,446 5 18,324 8
Contractors 5,613 10 5,538 32
Total 139,228 88 137,769 164

*These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on May 3.
**Military includes Active and Reserve components.

 

DAF TOTAL VACCINATED
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
% Partially Vaccinated 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1%
% Fully Vaccinated 98.4% 93.6% 94.4% 96.9%

 

DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
Medical 411 255 189 855
Administrative 27 963 91 1,081

 

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
  MAJCOM/FLDCOM DAF/APPEALS
Pending 2,342 997
Approved 60 13
Disapproved 5,884 2,404

As of May 10, the Air Force has administratively separated 369 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)

 

May 3, 2022
Current as of 2 p.m., May 2, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATS
  CASES* HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED* DEATHS*
Military** 93,959 51 93,119 15
Civilian 20,713 22 20,426 108
Dependents 18,400 5 18,240 8
Contractors 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.
**Military 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
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
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)