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DHSS reports 736 new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths

736 resident cases and nine nonresident cases
Assessor Sallie Robinson says the Assessor's Office will remain closed until November 30th.
Assessor Sallie Robinson says the Assessor's Office will remain closed until November 30th.(WSAZ)
Published: Nov. 14, 2020 at 12:49 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Department of Health and Social Services is reporting 745 new COVID-19 cases in residents and nonresidents.

Since COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska, at least 538 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

Resident cases were reported in these communities:

  • Municipality of Anchorage: 489
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 45
  • Kodiak Island Borough: 1
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area: 4
  • Denali Borough: 1
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 80
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 10
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 36
  • Nome Census Area: 1
  • North Slope Borough: 5
  • Northwest Arctic Borough: 1
  • Juneau: 15
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough: 12
  • Petersburg: 1
  • Prince of Wales Hyder Census Area: 1
  • Sitka: 1
  • Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon: 2
  • Bethel Census Area: 25
  • Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula: 1
  • Kusilvak Census Area: 1
  • Dillingham Census Area: 2

Every region in Alaska is at a high-risk level, DHSS said Thursday. The surge in COVID-19 cases and record-breaking daily death counts have prompted the Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage to acquire a refrigerated trailer to be used as a temporary morgue. A spokesperson with the hospital said the morgue would be used if necessary and is in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Since the pandemic started there have been 98 deaths in the state.

For COVID-19 drive-thru testing locations click HERE.

Editor’s Note: This story is based on initial data from the DHSS COVID-19 dashboard. Check back for updates.

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