1 death, 220 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 4:08 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - One death and 220 new COVID-19 cases have been reported for Friday’s daily case count by the Department of Health and Social Services. The total number of Alaskans who have died with the disease is now 66.

The individual whose death was reported Friday was a Fairbanks man in his 80s.

Of the new cases reported, 218 are residents from 18 different communities, with half reported in the Municipality of Anchorage. The two nonresident cases were reported from the North Slope Borough and another unknown location.

Friday marks the 23rd consecutive day of the state reporting more than 100 new COVID-19 cases a day. This is also the third time within seven days the daily case count has been over 200.

There are currently 5,273 active cases in Alaska and 6,237 cases marked as recovered and presumed recovered. There have been 354 hospitalizations since the virus has been reported in the state.

Friday’s resident cases were found in these communities:

  • Anchorage Municipality: 109
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 2
  • Kodiak Island Borough: 5
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area: 5
  • Denali Borough: 2
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 27
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 1
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 17
  • North Slope Borough: 13
  • Northwest Arctic Borough: 4
  • Juneau City and Borough: 8
  • Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area: 2
  • Skagway Municipality: 1
  • Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon: 1
  • Bethel Census Area: 16
  • Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula: 1
  • Dillingham Census Area: 3

This story is based off initial data from the state. Check back for updates.

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