50 new COVID-19 cases reported over 3 days
Statewide alert level drops to low
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Monday reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 from Friday through Sunday, and no additional deaths related to the virus.
Of those, only nine new cases were reported to the state on Sunday. According to the department, there were 22 new cases on Saturday and 19 new cases on Friday.
Alaska’s current statewide alert level is low. Based on the average daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000 people, the current statewide case rate is 4.62.
Of the total 50 cases from those three days, 49 of them were among Alaska residents of the following communities:
- Anchorage: 12
- Wasilla: 7
- Nome: 4
- Chugiak: 3
- Palmer: 3
- Juneau: 2
- Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula: 2
- Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area: 2
- Soldotna: 2
- Anchor Point: 1
- Bethel Census Area: 1
- Eagle River: 1
- Healy: 1
- Hooper Bay: 1
- Houston: 1
- Kenai: 1
- Kusilvak Census Area: 1
- North Pole: 1
- Sitka: 1
- Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1
- Tok: 1
The single nonresident case was identified in Utqiagvik.
The state is no longer reporting new cases each weekday, and instead will publish new case reports on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
As of Monday, there were 21 people being hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, according to state data, as well as two people being hospitalized with suspected cases. Of those, four people are on ventilators.
Also as of Monday, 53% of Alaskans age 12 and older have gotten an initial dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 47% are fully vaccinated. In the Juneau region, 67% of people 12 and older are fully vaccinated, compared to 49% in Anchorage, 40% in the Fairbanks North Star Borough and 32% in the Matanuska-Susitna region, state data shows.
Since the pandemic began, the state has conducted more than 2.3 million COVID-19 tests, and currently has a seven-day average positivity rate of 0.87%.
The state has recorded a total of 362 Alaska resident deaths that have been related to COVID-19.
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