35 new COVID-19 cases reported statewide
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Department of Health and Social Services is reporting 35 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska. All of the cases are in Alaska residents. The new cases bring the state total to 6,724 cases with 5,833 of the cases in Alaska residents.
Currently, 36 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state of Alaska and another five are hospitalized and suspected of having the virus. Eight people in the state are currently on a ventilator. Since the pandemic began, DHSS says at least 240 people have been hospitalized with the virus in Alaska.
DHSS said 22 of the new cases are in men and 17 are in women. One of the new cases is in a child under the age of 10, one is between 10 and 19, seven are in their 20s, eight in their 30s, six in their 40s, eight in their 50s, three in their 60s and one is 80 or older.
The state remains at an intermediate alert level with a 2.26% average positive daily tests over the last week. Since the pandemic began, 391,656 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, and 8,868 of those tests were taken in the last week.
Cases were reported in these communities:
- Anchorage: 17
- Homer: One
- Fairbanks: Four
- North Pole: One
- Palmer: One
- Wasilla: Two
- Utqiagvik: Two
- Northwest Arctic Borough: Two
- Juneau: Three
- Sitka: One
- Unalaska: One
Editor’s note: This article has been updated with additional information.
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