DHSS reports 239 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

232 resident cases and 7 nonresident cases
Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 11:12 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Department of Health and Social Services reports 239 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Sunday.

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 46,552 and the total number of nonresident cases to 1,546.

DHSS is reporting a total of 1,033 hospitalizations.

With the new cases reported, there have been a total of 48,098 cases in the state since the pandemic first began. That is 46,552 residents and 1,546 nonresidents.

There have been 1,293,837 tests conducted throughout the state, although that number does not reflect a count of unique individuals tested.

There have been at least 1,033 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the state with an additional 66 patients currently hospitalized with the virus. Thirteen more patients are hospitalized and are suspected to have the virus. Seven patients are on ventilators.

The 232 resident cases were found in:

  • Municipality of Anchorage: 46
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 1
  • Kodiak Island Borough: 2
  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area: 1
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 9
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 36
  • Nome Census Area: 1
  • North Slope Borough: 5
  • Sitka City and Borough: 1
  • Bethel Census Area: 110
  • Kusilvak Census Area: 20

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

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