Total COVID-19 cases rise to 119 across Alaska

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The total number of COVID-19 cases has risen slightly across the state as of Monday afternoon.

    The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has announced five new cases of COVID-19 in three Alaska communities – Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Palmer. This brings the case count total for Alaska to 119.

    The total number of cases in Juneau remains at five, while there are two more reported in Anchorage, two new cases in Fairbanks, and one in Palmer.

    All of the new cases are in adults aged 30-59. Four are female and one is male. There are no new hospitalizations or deaths today.

    Seven total cases have resulted in hospitalization.

    So far the communities in Alaska that have had laboratory-confirmed cases include Anchorage (including JBER), Eagle River/Chugiak, Girdwood, Homer, Seward, Soldotna, Sterling, Fairbanks, North Pole, Palmer, Ketchikan, and Juneau.

    According to Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink, 3,713 tests have been administered in the state so far.

     

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