Gov. Dunleavy: COVID-19 fatality with ties to Alaska reported

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - One Alaskan has died from COVID-19 as of Tuesday and the total number of cases has risen to 42.

    The person who died was an Alaska resident that died in Washington state. The cases rose from 32 on Monday.

    According to Chief Medial Officer Anne Zink, the death involved a person in a high-risk group who was older and with underlying health problems.

    There are two additional cases in Fairbanks, two in Ketchikan, one in Sterling, and one in Juneau.

    The Juneau case has been hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy will hold a roundtable discussion between 6 and 7 p.m. Wednesday night. We will carry it live on KINY.

    The governor added that Alaskan industry is about to ramp up to produce Personal Protective Equipment, swabs, and that distilleries are being enlisted to help make hand sanitizer.

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