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DHSS reports 71 new COVID-19 cases among Alaska residents

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Published: Aug. 24, 2020 at 11:56 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - UPDATE: DHSS today announced 72 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 71 are residents in 10 communities: Anchorage (43), Bethel Census Area (14), Wasilla (5), Fairbanks (2), Kenai (2), and one each in Bethel, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Sutton, Valdez, and Willow.

One nonresident case was reported in Anchorage with the purpose still under investigation.

Original story:

The Department of Health and Social Services is also reporting 71 new COVID-19 cases among Alaska residents. The new cases bring the COVID-19 total among Alaska residents to 4,810 and 818 total nonresident cases.

Currently, there are 1,861 total recovered cases or presumed recovered cases for both residents and nonresidents and 3,735 active cases.

The new cases announced are in the following communities:

  • Municipality of Anchorage: 41
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 2
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 7
  • Bethel Census Area: 15
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area: 1
  • Unknown: 1

Since March, there have been 32 total deaths related to COVID-19.

So far there have been 330,503 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.

Case count map for Alaska
Case count map for Alaska(KTUU)

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