Latest COVID-19 death toll in Alaska numbers 20

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 573 new cases of COVID-19 between Monday and Tuesday.

    There were 37 hospitalizations.  In addition, 20 deaths were reported over the last week.  The deaths included a Juneau woman in her 70s.

    Five deaths were reported in Anchorage, three each in Kenai and Wasilla, two in the Fairbanks area, and one each in the Bethel Census Area, Big Lake, the Cooper River Census area, Kodiak, Petersburg, and the Yukon Koyukuk census area.  The death toll included ten men and ten women.   Six of the people were in their 80s, seven were in their 70s, four were in their 60s, one in their 50s, and two were in their 40s.  

    Resident deaths now total 1,189

    The department says 553 of the new cases were among Alaska residents.  The Anchorage area led the total with 181.  Juneau had 26 cases, Ketchikan 21, 12 in Sitka, 5 in Metlakatla, 3 in Skagway, and one in Haines.

    There were 49 cases reported in the Mat Su Borough, 36 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, and 17 in Fairbanks.

    The statewide alert level remains high, according to the department.



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