Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 43 new cases, no new deaths on Tuesday

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Alaska announced 43 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to the Department of Health and Social Services COVID-19 dashboard.

The department did not announce any new deaths on Tuesday. A total of 44 Alaskans have died with COVID-19 since the epidemic began in March. The state’s death rate is one of the lowest in the country.

According to state data, on Tuesday, 42 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, while two other patients at the hospital were awaiting test results. Of the 153 intensive care unit beds in Alaska, 85 were in statewide use.

Active cases of COVID-19 among Alaska residents increased from 4,141 on Monday to 4,158 on Tuesday. 709 active cases were reported among non-residents.

In new cases, it was unclear how many patients were showing symptoms of the virus when tested positive.

Of the 42 new cases involving residents of COVID-19, 22 were in anchorage; One was in Kodiak; Five were in Fairbanks; Wasilla had four; One was in Utagwik and one was in Douglas.

In communities smaller than 1,000 were not identified to protect privacy, there were five cases in the Bethal census tract; One in the United Bristol Bay and Lake and Peninsula Boroughs and two in the Kusilvak census tract.

A single non-accidental case was reported in Ketchikan.

The state’s test positivity rate was 2.11% on Tuesday, compared to a seven-day rolling average.

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