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232 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported over the weekend

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Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 5:53 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 232 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, seven of which were among nonresidents. The cases announced represent cases from Saturday through Monday.

The state reported no new deaths related to the virus. A total of 343 Alaska resident deaths have been tied to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

The 225 new Alaska resident cases of COVID-19 reported were identified among residents of the following communities:

  • Anchorage: 72
  • Wasilla: 39
  • Fairbanks: 30
  • Ketchikan: 16
  • Palmer: 14
  • North Pole: 13
  • Juneau: 10
  • Eagle River: 6
  • Chugiak: 3
  • Sitka: 3
  • Soldotna: 3
  • Girdwood: 2
  • Houston: 2
  • Kenai: 2
  • Kodiak: 2
  • Aleutians East Borough: 1
  • Healy: 1
  • Homer: 1
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough: 1
  • Nome: 1
  • Seward: 1
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1
  • Wrangell: 1

The state also reported seven new COVID-19 cases among nonresidents on Monday — two in Anchorage, two in Prudhoe Bay and three in unknown parts of the state.

There are currently 42 people being hospitalized for COVID-19 statewide, according to state data. There is also one person being hospitalized for a suspected case. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 1,500 Alaska residents have been hospitalized for COVID-19.

According to health officials, 52% of all eligible Alaskans age 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 48% are fully vaccinated. In the Anchorage region, nearly 51% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated. More than 70% of eligible Juneau region residents are fully vaccinated, according to DHSS.

The state has conducted more than 2.16 million COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began, and currently has a seven-day average positivity rate of 1.76%.

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