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DHSS reports 40 new COVID-19 cases among Alaska residents

COVID numbers for Alaska on Aug. 6, 2020 (KTUU)
COVID numbers for Alaska on Aug. 6, 2020 (KTUU)(KTUU)
Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 12:12 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Department of Health and Social Services is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska residents. The new cases bring the COVID-19 total among Alaska residents to 3,484 and 739 total nonresident cases.

Currently, there are 1,220 total recovered cases for both residents and non-residents and 2,978 active cases.

COVID numbers for Alaska on Aug. 6, 2020 (KTUU)
COVID numbers for Alaska on Aug. 6, 2020 (KTUU)(KTUU)

New cases were found in:

  • Municipality of Anchorage: 24 residents
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 7 residents
  • Juneau City and Borough: 2 resident
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 2 residents
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 1 resident
  • Northwest Arctic Borough: 2 residents
  • Valdez - Cordova Census Area: 1 resident

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

Total hospitalizations for residents is 141.

Currently, there are 34 COVID positive or people under investigation hospitalized.

So far there have been 261,572 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.

COVID numbers for Alaska on Aug. 6, 2020 (KTUU)
COVID numbers for Alaska on Aug. 6, 2020 (KTUU)(KTUU)

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