DHSS reports 523 new COVID-19 cases and one new death

517 resident cases and 6 nonresident cases
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Published: Nov. 22, 2020 at 11:55 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Department of Health and Social Services is reporting 523 new COVID-19 cases and one new death related to COVID-19 in Alaska. 517 are Alaska residents. One new death was reported on Sunday. Since the pandemic started there have been 102 residents and one non-resident death.

Since COVID-19 cases were first reported in the state, there have been a total of 27,773 COVID-19 cases in residents and nonresidents.

DHSS says at least 612 residents and nonresidents have been hospitalized with COVID-19. 120 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 and another 13 are hospitalized and suspected of having the virus. Seventeen of these patients are on a ventilator.

DHSS says 926,361 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state, although that number does not reflect a unique number of individuals for each test.

The majority of cases were reported in the Municipality of Anchorage with 300 cases there.

Six of the new cases were reported in nonresidents.

Resident cases were reported in these communities:

  • City of Anchorage: 268
  • Fairbanks: 37
  • Eagle River: 27
  • Wasilla: 23
  • Soldotna: 19
  • Kenai: 15
  • Juneau: 12
  • Palmer: 11
  • Delta Junction: 9
  • North Pole: 8
  • Bethel: 7
  • Bethel Census Area: 15
  • Kusilvak Census Area: 6
  • Chugiak: 5
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 5
  • SE Fairbanks Census Area: 5
  • Homer: 4
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough North: 4
  • Sitka: 4
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 4
  • Nome: 3
  • Unknown: 3
  • Bristol Bay/ Lake & Peninsula Boroughs: 2
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough South: 2
  • Nikiski: 2
  • Sterling: 2
  • One each in: Aleutians East Borough, Anchor Point, Cordova, Dillingham, Douglas, Healy, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Seward, Sutton-Alpine, Valdez, Tok, Utqiaġvik, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, and Willow.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect accurate case counts for two locations after DHSS sent an updated release with correct numbers. A previous DHSS report inadvertently reported two cases in Fritz Creek and one case in Denali Borough.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with additional data from DHSS.

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