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10 deaths, 429 new COVID-19 cases reported in Alaska Tuesday

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Published: Dec. 22, 2020 at 11:40 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Department of Health and Social Services is reporting 10 more people with COVID-19 have died in Alaska. The additional deaths bring the state total of deaths to 193 residents and one nonresident as of Tuesday.

Four of the ten deaths were recent and all in Anchorage: two females, one in her 70s and one in her 80s, and two males, one in his 70s and one in his 60s.

The six other deaths were from death certificate reviews over the last several months: two Anchorage women, one in her 60s and one in her 80s; two Anchorage men both in their 70s; one Big Lake man in his 40s; and one Mat-Su Borough man in his 80s.

DHSS is also reporting 429 new COVID-19 cases; three of these cases were reported in nonresidents located in Anchorage. The new cases bring the state total of cases in residents and nonresidents to 44,463.

Since the pandemic began, 948 residents and nonresidents have been hospitalized with COVID-19. An additional 103 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 and another six are hospitalized and suspected of having the virus. Of these patients, 13 are on a ventilator in the state.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard for hospital capacity lists indicators for adult inpatient and intensive care unit beds in the green with 461 inpatient beds and 41 ICU beds available in the state.

A total of 1,215,282 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, although that number does not reflect the unique number of individuals who have been tested for the virus.

Resident cases were reported in these communities:

  • Municipality of Anchorage: 204
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 23
  • Kodiak Island Borough: 27
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area: 2
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 17
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 1
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 105
  • North Slope Borough: 3
  • Northwest Arctic Borough: 1
  • City and Borough of Juneau: 18
  • Dillingham Census Area: 1
  • Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula: 1
  • Kusilvak Census Area: 2
  • Bethel Census Area: 20

Editor’s Note: This report has been updated with additional information from the state.

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