Alaska reports more than 400 new COVID-19 cases in the last 2 days
Alaska reports more than 400 new COVID-19 cases in the last 2 days

Alaska reports more than 400 new COVID-19 cases in the last 2 days

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The state of Alaska reported more than 400 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days.

This is stated by the National Board of Health 472 new cases – 247 on Monday and 225 on Tuesday. Of these, six were non-resident cases. The cases for the previous seven days have decreased by 35% compared to the week 2.-8. March. However, case numbers were inflated in last Wednesday’s report due to delayed data processing in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region.

The state remains in “high” alarm status for case rates, according to the health department.

Alaska ranks second in the nationwide ranking for community transfer among states, according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state has a seven-day case rate of 229.2 cases per. 100,000 people, just after Idaho. This is up from a case rate of 224.5 on Monday.

A further death was also reported since March 9th. There have now been 1,169 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Alaska. The state only reports new deaths on Wednesday.

There are currently 37 people in Alaska hospitalized with COVID-19, which is down from 38 in Monday’s report. Among all inmates, 3.1% of the people are hospitalized with COVID-19. Three people hospitalized currently need a ventilator. Across the state, there are 33 beds for adult intensive care units available, four of which are available in Anchorage.

Vaccine prices remains largely stagnant, where 71.2% of residents, military members and veterans have received at least one vaccination dose, and 64.1% complete their primary immunization series. Booster shots have been given to 27% of residents.

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