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183 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

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Published: Apr. 28, 2021 at 7:04 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 183 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, two of which were among nonresidents.

The state reported no additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday, leaving the total number of Alaska residents whose deaths have been related to the virus at 341. A total of six nonresidents have died with COVID-19 while in Alaska.

The 181 new Alaska resident cases reported Wednesday were identified among residents of the following communities:

  • Fairbanks: 46
  • Anchorage: 35
  • Wasilla: 30
  • North Pole: 11
  • Palmer: 9
  • Kusilvak Census Area: 7
  • Chugiak: 5
  • Kenai: 5
  • Eagle River: 4
  • Soldotna: 4
  • Bethel Census Area: 3
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough South: 3
  • Ketchikan: 3
  • Anchor Point: 2
  • Big Lake: 2
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 2
  • Chugach Census Area: 1
  • Copper River Census Area: 1
  • Healy: 1
  • Juneau: 1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough North: 1
  • Nome: 1
  • Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area: 1
  • Sterling: 1
  • Tok: 1
  • Willow: 1

The state also reported two new COVID-19 cases among nonresidents on Wednesday — one in Fairbanks and the other in Wrangell.

There are 45 people currently being hospitalized for COVID-19 statewide, according to state data, along with nine people being hospitalized for suspected cases. Since the pandemic started, more than 1,400 Alaskans have been hospitalized for the virus.

More than 49% of all eligible Alaskans age 16 and older have gotten one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 43.2% are fully vaccinated, according to the state’s vaccine monitoring dashboard.

Alaska has conducted 2,028,101 COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began and has an average seven-day positivity rate of 2.83%.

Alaska’s statewide alert level is still high, based on the average daily rate of cases per 100,000 of population.

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