Alaska sees 5 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Five additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed statewide as of Saturday morning.

    The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has announced five new cases of COVID-19 in four Alaska communities – Anchorage (1), Soldotna (2), Palmer (1) and Wasilla. (1).

    This brings the total case count in Alaska to 314.

    These new cases were reported from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 17.

    Of the new cases, two are male and three are female. One is aged 10-19; one is aged 30-39; two are aged 40-49; and one is aged 70-79. There have been a total of 36 hospitalizations and nine deaths with no new hospitalizations and no new deaths yesterday. Recovered cases now total 147, including 19 new recovered cases recorded yesterday.

    Juneau still has 24 confirmed cases. Ketchikan remains steady at 15 cases. Prince of Wales has 2 cases and Petersburg has 2 cases.

    Southeast has 43 confirmed cases.

    Up-to-date data for Alaska can be found at the DHSS COVID-19 Dashboard.


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