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DHSS reports one new death and 68 new COVID-19 cases for the state

DHSS reports 62 residents and 6 nonresident new cases of COVID-19
Total cases in Alaska
Total cases in Alaska(KTUU)
Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 11:59 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) -

UPDATE: DHSS today announced 68 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska and one death. 62 are residents in 11 communities: Anchorage (40), Fairbanks (6), Valdez-Cordova Census Area (6), Juneau (2), Sterling (2), and one each Kenai Peninsula Borough North, Metlakatla, Prince of Wales-Hyder Borough, Sitka, Wasilla, and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

Six new nonresidents were also identified in:

  • City & Borough of Juneau: 1 under investigation in Juneau
  • Yakutat/Hoonah-Angoon Census Area: 1 under investigation
  • Municipality of Anchorage: 1 other industry and 3 under investigation in Anchorage

Original story:

The Department of Health and Social Services reports one new death and 62 new cases related to COVID-19 in Alaska residents. The new cases bring the COVID-19 total among Alaska residents to 3,881 and 774 total nonresident cases.

Currently, there are 1,359 total recovered cases for both residents and non-residents and 3,269 active cases.

Since March there have been 27 total deaths due to COVID-19.

So far there have been 292,582 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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