Alaska reports another daily record, 116 more people test positive for COVID-19


    The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Sunday reports 116 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska.

    It’s the second day in a row the state has hit a record high for the number of cases reported in one day. Saturday’s count was 78 reported cases. 

    Of the 93 resident cases, 29 are from Anchorage, 19 are from Fairbanks, seven are from Palmer, six are from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Census Area, four are from Cordova, four are from Soldotna, four are from Wasilla, three are from Eagle River, three are from Juneau, three are from Kenai, two are from Chugiak, two are from North Pole, two are from Nome Census Area, one each from Kodiak, Nome, Bethel Census Area, Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Seward.

    One nonresident case reported yesterday was determined to be a resident of Fairbanks, a news release from DHSS said.

    There are 23 additional nonresidents with COVID-19: two were identified in Fairbanks, one in Anchorage, one in Seward, one in Prudhoe Bay and seven nonresidents are reported by the state to be in « unknown locations. »

    Eleven of the nonresidents are also in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area and associated with the seafood industry. 

    There are currently 27 individuals — who have COVID-19 or are being tested for the disease — hospitalized. One new hospitalization was reported Sunday, according to the state’s news release.

    Since the pandemic reached Alaska in March, a total of 86 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19.


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