Record number of new cases for Alaska; 249 new COVID-19 cases for the state
248 new resident cases and one nonresident
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - UPDATE: DHSS today announced 249 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 248 are residents in:
Anchorage (110), Fairbanks (29), Eagle River (17), Palmer (13), Bethel (11), Juneau (9), North Pole (7), Kotzebue (6), Northwest Arctic Borough (6), Wasilla (5), Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (5), Chugiak (4), Seward (4), Soldotna (4), Kenai (3), Utqiaġvik (3), Bethel Census Area (2), Cordova (2), Kusilvak Census Area (2) and one each in Bristol Bay/Lake & Peninsula boroughs, Douglas, Houston, Homer, Sterling and Valdez-Cordova Census Area.
The Department of Health and Social Services is reporting 249 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska on Saturday. This is the 18th straight day Alaska has seen 100-plus cases of COVID-19, and the highest amount of cases Alaska has seen in a single day.
No new deaths were reported on Sunday. Since the pandemic began, 60 Alaskans have died with COVID-19.
DHSS reports a total of 10,686 COVID-19 cases for the state, with 5,789 recovered cases.
Resident cases were reported in the communities:
- Municipality of Anchorage: 129
- Kenai Peninsula Borough: 12
- Valdez-Cordova Census Area: 3
- Kusilvak Census Area: 2
- Fairbanks North Star Borough: 36
- Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 5
- Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 18
- Northwest Arctic Borough: 12
- Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula: 1
- North Slope Borough: 3
- Juneau City and Borough: 10
- Bethel Census Area: 13
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