92 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death reported Thursday
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 92 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, all among Alaska residents.
The state also reported one additional Alaska resident death related to COVID-19. The person who died was a Fairbanks resident in his 20s, according to DHSS.
This brings the total number of Alaska resident deaths tied to COVID-19 to 343. Alaska still has one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the country.
The 92 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday were identified among Alaska residents of the following communities:
- Anchorage: 30
- Fairbanks: 13
- Wasilla: 13
- Ketchikan: 9
- North Pole: 7
- Craig: 2
- Delta Junction: 2
- Eagle River: 2
- Fairbanks North Star Borough: 2
- Juneau: 2
- Petersburg: 2
- Soldotna: 2
- Big Lake: 1
- Chugiak: 1
- Houston: 1
- Kenai: 1
- Ketchikan Gateway Borough: 1
- Nikiski: 1
There are currently 53 people being hospitalized for COVID-19 statewide, according to state data, along with one person being hospitalized for a suspected case.
More than 1,500 Alaska residents and 45 nonresidents have been hospitalized for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic.
As of Thursday, nearly 48% of all eligible Alaskans age 16 and older are fully vaccinated, according to the state’s vaccine monitoring dashboard. In the Anchorage region, more than 50% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated. In the Juneau region, more than 70% are fully vaccinated and in the Matanuska-Susitna region, 34.6% are fully vaccinated, state data shows.
The state has conducted more than 2.13 million COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began, and currently has a seven-day average positivity rate of 2.07%.
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