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57 new COVID-19 cases reported in Alaska

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Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 4:03 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Department of Health and Social Services is reporting 57 new cases of COVID-19 with 56 of those cases in Alaska residents. The state is still at a high alert level.

The sole new nonresident case was reported in Anchorage and is still under investigation. The new cases bring the state total to 7,941 with 7,004 of those cases in residents. Of those, 5,165 are considered active. There are 4,482 Alaska residents with active cases of the virus.

Since COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska, 45 people have died with the virus. No new deaths were reported Wednesday.

The new cases were split between 26 men and 28 women with two unknown cases. Of those, four are children under the age of 10, eight are between 10 and 19, 20 are in their 20s, six are in their 30s, five are in their 40s, seven are in their 50s, three are in their 60s and three are in their 70s.

The DHSS coronavirus dashboard states at least 270 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19. An additional 39 people are currently hospitalized with the virus and four more are hospitalized and suspected of having the virus. There were four new hospitalizations reported Wednesday.

Statewide, 14 people with or suspected of having COVID-19 are on a ventilator.

There are 226 ventilators available for use as of Wednesday afternoon’s dashboard update. DHSS states 68 intensive care unit beds and 533 inpatient beds are available in Alaska.

A total of 433,198 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Alaska, but that number does not reflect a new person for every test.

Resident cases were reported in these communities:

  • Municipality of Anchorage: 23
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: Five
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 13
  • Delta Junction: Two
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: Four
  • Utqiagvik: Three
  • Juneau: Two
  • Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon: One
  • Bethel Census Area: One
  • Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula: One
  • Unkown: One

Editor’s note: This report has been updated with new information.

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