UPDATE: 20 new COVID-19 cases reported across the state as positive numbers continue to rise

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of Rock Island County. Health officials say...
Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of Rock Island County. Health officials say this now brings the county's total to 700. Of the confirmed cases, officials say four patients are in the hospital. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 11:39 AM AKDT
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The Department of Health and Social Services is reporting one of the new Anchorage cases is a, "recently admitted youth at the McLaughlin Youth Center." The department says the youth is in isolation and the Division of Juvenile Justice will determine how staff and residents shall be tested for the virus. In a release, DHSS said DJJ has been testing, "all newly admitted youth to their facilities and requiring them to quarantine for 14 days after admission."

Three of the new COVID-19 cases are in children under the age of 10, one under 19, six in their 20s, five in their 30s, one in their 40s, three in their 50s and one older than 80. DHSS said there were three new recoveries yesterday.

There was also one nonresident case reported in a seafood worker in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area that is not included in the Alaska resident totals. There are 22 COVID-19 cases reported in the state from nonresidents, 14 of which are employed in the seafood industry.

Over 56,000 tests have been conducted in Alaska since the pandemic began.


The numbers of positive COVID-19 cases continues to climb across the state.

is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska residents on Tuesday, bringing the total of active cases in residents up to 89.

Most of the new cases were reported in the Municipality of Anchorage (15) and the Kenai Peninsula (5). There have been a total of 487 cases reported in Alaska residents; 371 of that total have recovered. Alaska currently has 106 active cases, 371 recovered cases and 47 total hospitalizations.

A Providence spokesperson says six of the new cases reported for Anchorage are from its

, where all staff and residents have recently been tested. The center now has a total of 23 cases.

The state saw the biggest spike in cases since the pandemic began on Sunday with 27 cases. At a press conference Sunday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he believes the state has the capacity to deal with rising cases and will continue measures to reopen Alaska.

Municipality of Anchorage: 247
  • Anchorage: 220
  • Chugiak: 7
  • Eagle River: 16
  • Girdwood: 4

Kenai Peninsula Borough: 54
  • Anchor Point: 3
  • Fritz Creek: 1
  • Homer: 11
  • Kenai: 13
  • Nikiski: 3
  • Other: 9
  • Seward: 3
  • Soldotna: 8
  • Sterling: 3

Kodiak Island Borough: 1
  • Kodiak: 1

Fairbanks North Star Borough: 85
  • Fairbanks: 66
  • North Pole: 18
  • Other: 1

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 3
  • Delta Junction: 1
  • Tok: 2

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 1
  • Other: 1

Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 29
  • Palmer: 9
  • Wasilla: 19
  • Willow: 1

Nome Census Area: 3
  • Nome: 3

North Slope Borough: 1
  • Other: 1

Northwest Arctic Borough: 2
  • Other: 2
  • Southeast Alaska: 57
    • Douglas: 1
    • Juneau: 32
    • Ketchikan: 16
    • Petersburg: 4
    • Craig: 2
    • Sitka: 2
    Bethel Census Area: 3
    • Bethel: 1
    • Other: 2
    Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula: 1
    • Other: 1
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