Alaska reports more than 500 new COVID-19 cases in the last 2 days
Alaska reports more than 500 new COVID-19 cases in the last 2 days

Alaska reports more than 500 new COVID-19 cases in the last 2 days

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The state of Alaska reported more than 500 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days.

This is stated by the National Board of Health 510 new cases – 217 on Wednesday and 293 on Thursday. Of these, seven were non-resident cases. The cases for the previous seven days have decreased by 39% compared to the week 4.-10. March. However, the number of cases was inflated in the report on 9 March 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 219.5 cases per. 100,000 people, just behind Idaho. This is a drop from a case rate of 229.2 on Wednesday.

There have been 1,169 deaths among Alaska residents attributed to COVID-19 in Alaska, as well as 33 COVID-19 deaths among non-residents. The state only reports new deaths on Wednesday.

There are currently 39 people in Alaska hospitalized with COVID-19, which is up from 37 in Wednesday’s report. Among all inpatients, 3% of people are hospitalized with COVID-19, and there are three inpatients who currently need a respirator. Across the state, there are 33 beds for adult intensive care units available, seven of which are available in Anchorage.

Vaccine prices remains largely stagnant, where 71.3% 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 27.1% of residents.

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