Alaska reports 1,773 COVID-19 cases over 5 days as the steep downward trajectory in new infections continues
Alaska reports 1,773 COVID-19 cases over 5 days as the steep downward trajectory in new infections continues

Alaska reports 1,773 COVID-19 cases over 5 days as the steep downward trajectory in new infections continues

By Annie Berman

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Alaska on Wednesday reported 1,773 cases of COVID-19 over five days as part of a steep decline in the state’s omicron rise.

• The latest figures included 1,749 cases among residents and a further 24 among non-residents, as well as 94 COVID-positive patients hospitalized across the country, compared to 95 hospitalizations last week.

• Cases in the last week have decreased by 36% compared to the week before, state data showed.

• The state reported 22 additional COVID-19 deaths since last week. The state now only reports COVID-related deaths on Wednesday. Since the pandemic began, a total of 1,130 Alaska residents and 33 non-residents have died from the virus.

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• Alaska’s seven-day new case rate has fallen to its ninth highest in the country, according to a CDC tracker. Alaska’s omicron wave began and peaked a few weeks after other states, but is now declining.

As of Wednesday, 63.6% of eligible Alaska residents had completed their primary vaccine series.


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