DHSS reports new daily high, with 82 Alaskans testing positive for COVID-19
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has announced 82 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,874. Currently, there are 1,141 active cases and 712 recovered cases. The total number of nonresident cases is currently at 403. The new case counts are out of the following areas of the state:
Anchorage Municipality (39)
Ketchikan Gateway Borough (1)
Kenai Peninsula Borough (7)
Fairbanks North Star Borough (9)
Juneau City and Borough (4)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough (9)
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area (1)
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (10)
Nome Census Area (1)
The location of one case has not yet been publicly identified on the DHSS website.
In addition, there are 99 total hospitalizations. No new deaths have been reported. To date, 18 Alaskans have died with COVID-19 since March of 2020.
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