Peak in the number of COVID-19 cases; a new death

The state of Alaska has announced 48 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Alaska among residents. Seven other new cases reported are from non-residents. This is a new high daily total.

A new death was reported at the state’s COVID-19 Data Center. 16 Alaska residents have died with COVID-19 since March.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,111. Currently, there are 551 active cases and 544 recovered cases. There are 72 total hospitalizations.

48 are residents in 10 communities:
Anchor (32)
Wasilla (4)
Fairbanks (4)
Willow (2)
Bethel Census Area (1)
Bristol Bay / Lake & Peninsula burgos combined (1)
Palmer (1)
Petersburg (1)
Soldotna (1)
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (1)

Seven new non-resident cases were also identified:
Fairbanks North Star Borough: 2 unknown industry
Valdez-Cordova Census Area: 2 Fishing Industry
Anchorage Township: 1 Fishing Industry and 1 Unknown Industry
Juneau City and Borough: 1 unknown industry

The total number of non-resident cases is now 230.

Of Alaska’s 48 cases, 17 are men and 31 are women. Five are under the age of 10; four are between 10 and 19 years old; 11 are between 20 and 29 years old; nine are between 30 and 39 years old; seven are between 40 and 49 years old; six are between 50 and 59 years old; four are between 60 and 69 years old and two between 70 and 79 years old.

The recovered cases now total 544, with five new recovered cases registered yesterday. A total of 122,732 tests have been performed. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous three days is 1.39%.

For more information visit A ​​HREF = “”> Department of Health and Human Services website.

Copyright 2020 KTUU. All rights reserved