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DHSS reports 56 new COVID-19 cases among Alaska residents

DHSS reports 56 new COVID-19 resident cases in Alaska
DHSS reports 56 new COVID-19 resident cases in Alaska(KTUU)
Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 11:13 AM AKDT
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UPDATE: DHSS today announced 59 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 56 are residents in 15 communities: Anchorage (36), Eagle River (2), Fairbanks (2), Kotzebue (2), NW Arctic Borough (2), Sitka (2), Wasilla (2) and one each in Bristol Bay and Lake & Peninsula boroughs, Delta Junction, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Soldotna, Willow and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

Three new nonresidents were also identified in:

  • Municipality of Anchorage: 1 visitor and 1 other industry in Anchorage
  • City and Borough of Juneau: 1 tourism in Juneau

One duplicate resident case was removed bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 3,449 and the total number of nonresident cases to 734.

Original story:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Department of Health and Social Services is reporting no new COVID-19 deaths and 56 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska residents. The new cases bring the COVID-19 total among Alaska residents to 3,449 and 734 total nonresident cases.

Currently, there are 1,017 total recovered cases and 2,407 active cases.

New cases were found in:

  • Municipality of Anchorage: 38 residents
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough: 1 resident
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 2 residents
  • Juneau City and Borough: 1 resident
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 2 residents
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 3 residents
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1 resident
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 1 resident
  • Sitka City and Borough: 2 residents
  • Northwest Arctic Borough: 4 residents
COVID-19 map of Alaska
COVID-19 map of Alaska(KTUU)

Since March there have been 25 total deaths due to COVID-19.

So far there have been 257,279 COVID-19 tests done in the state.

For more information on COVID-19 visit the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Coronavirus Response Data Hub by clicking HERE.

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