DHSS reports 300 new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths

298 resident cases and 2 nonresident cases
Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 12:14 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Department of Health and Social Services reports 300 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Saturday.

Since the pandemic started there have been 215 deaths related to COVID-19. There have been 214 residents and one non-resident.

DHSS says the total number of Alaska resident cases is now 46,262 and the total number of nonresident cases to 1,539.

DHSS is reporting a total of 1,030 hospitalizations.

With the new cases reported, there have been a total of 47,801 cases in the state since the pandemic first began. That is 46,262 residents and 1,539 nonresidents.

There have been 1,290,349 tests conducted throughout the state, although that number does not reflect a count of unique individuals tested.

There have been at least 1,023 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the state with an additional 63 patients currently hospitalized with the virus. Six more patients are hospitalized and are suspected to have the virus. Six patients are on ventilators.

The 298 resident cases were found in:

  • Municipality of Anchorage: 117
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 20
  • Kodiak Island Borough: 5
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area: 5
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 55
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 34
  • Nome Census Area: 3
  • North Slope Borough: 7
  • Northwest Arctic Borough: 2
  • Juneau City and Borough: 8
  • Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon: 1
  • Aleutians West Census Area: 1
  • Bethel Census Area: 25
  • Dillingham Census Area: 4
  • Kusilvak Census Area: 11

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from DHSS.

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