UPDATE: Alaska's coronavirus testing by the numbers

 (From Alaska Department of Health and Social Services)
(From Alaska Department of Health and Social Services) (KTUU)
Published: Mar. 21, 2020 at 11:17 AM AKDT
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This story has been updated with data provided by DHSS Saturday afternoon.

More than 750 Alaskans have been tested for COVID-19 since March 2, with 14 cases confirmed so far according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data.

Of the 772 tests completed, 649 or 84 percent of the tests have been completed by Alaska State Public Health Laboratories, and 123 or 16 percent by commercial laboratories.

Commercial labs began testing in earnest on March 6, picking up pace on March 16.

Testing data shows commercial labs picking up the pace of testing as State of Alaska labs reached a peak of over 100 tests last Tuesday.

There are a total of 14 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alaska as of Friday evening.




According to DHSS, nine cases are classified as "travel-related" while three are classified as non-travel or community related.


page is updated daily by 12:30 p.m.

However, so far, all of the DHSS announcements of confirmed cases have come in the late afternoon or evening after the daily update.

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