Alaska on Monday reported 494 residents’ cases of COVID-19 over 3 days
Alaska on Monday reported 494 residents’ cases of COVID-19 over 3 days

Alaska on Monday reported 494 residents’ cases of COVID-19 over 3 days

By Anchorage Daily News

Up to date: 51 minutes ago Published: 1 hour ago

• Alaska on Monday reported 494 cases of COVID-19 among residents over a three-day period.

• On Monday, there were 38 COVID-positive patients admitted across the country, down from the level in the 50s last week. About 3% of Alaska’s hospital patients are COVID-positive. Three are on fans.

• The state only reports COVID-related deaths on Wednesdays. Since the pandemic began two years ago, 1,168 Alaska residents and 33 non-residents have died from the virus.

• Even though cases have dropped, Alaska’s seven-day new case rate per 100,000 people are currently the second highest in the country behind Idaho, according to a CDC tracker. Most cases per. resident is in the Northwest Arctic Borough and Nome area, where the Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race ends this week. A spokeswoman for Norton Sound Health Corp. said outbreaks in the Nome area are not due to a specific cause and if there are race-related cases, they will not show up until later in the week.

• Alaska’s omicron wave began and peaked a few weeks behind other states, but has been on a steep downward trajectory in recent weeks.

As of Monday, 64.1% of eligible Alaskan residents as well as military personnel had completed their primary vaccine series. About 32.5% of Alaska residents 5 years of age and older are considered up to date with their vaccinations, meaning they have received a booster or have completed their vaccine series and have yet to receive a booster shot.


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