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DAF COVID-19 Statistics - July 2022

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  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

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

July 12, 2022
Current as of 2 p.m., July 11, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATS
  CASES* HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED* DEATHS*
Military** 105,709 10 103,396 16
Civilian 22,512 1 21,728 109
Dependents 18,990 1 18,838 8
Contractors 6,018 1 5,850 32
Total 153,229 13 149,812 165

*These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on June 28.
**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 98.3% 94.1% 95.3% 97.1%

 

DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
Medical 286 193 145 624
Administrative 22 712 83 817

 

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
  MAJCOM/FLDCOM DAF/APPEALS
Pending 2,847 575
Approved 104 31
Disapproved 6,803 3,685

As of July 11, the Department of the Air Force has administratively separated 834 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)

 

 

USAF. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez)