UPDATE: DHSS reports 28 new COVID-19 cases for the state

Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 1:56 PM AKDT
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DHSS has announced 30 new cases with COVID-19 in Alaska. 28 are residents and two are nonresidents.

The 28 are residents in seven communities:

Anchorage (19)

Fairbanks (3)

North Pole (2)

Kenai (1)

Seward (1)

Sterling (1)

Wasilla (1)

The total number of Alaska cases is now 1,166.

The two nonresidents were identified in:

City and Borough of Juneau: 1 unknown industry

1 unknown location and industry

The total number of nonresident cases is now 237.

Of the 28 Alaska residents, 14 are male and 14 are female. Three are under the age of 10; one is aged 10-19; eight are aged 20-29; six are aged 30-39; five are aged 40-49; three are aged 50-59 and two are 60-69.

Two new hospitalizations were reported yesterday for a total of 74 hospitalizations. The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association is reporting 16 people positive for COVID-19 who are hospitalized, which is the largest number reported thus far. In total, 25 hospitalized patients are either positive or are a person under investigation.

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The State of Alaska has announced 28 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Alaska. An additional two new reported cases are from non-residents.

Positive tests in four communities:

Anchorage Municipality (19)

Fairbanks North Star Borough (4)

Kenai Peninsula Borough (3)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough (1)

No new deaths have been reported. To date 16 Alaskans have died with COVID-19 since March.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,166. Currently, there are 598 active cases and 552 recovered cases. There are 74 total hospitalizations.

This report reflects data from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on July 5 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub.

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