THIRD ALASKA DEATH RESULTING FROM COVID
The Department of Health and Social Services posted 12 more cases of COVID-19 in Alaska since yesterday, bringing the total to 114 in the state. The new cases were: Anchorage – 5, Fairbanks – 5, Ketchikan – 1, and Juneau – 1
DHSS also reported the third death of an Alaskan from COVID-19. The individual was a 73-year-old Anchorage resident. The patient had been tested on March 23 and admitted to an Anchorage hospital; passing away Saturday evening, March 28.
Five of the new cases are older adults (60+); two are adults aged 30-59; four are younger adults aged 19-29 and one is under 18. Six are female and six are male. Six of the cases are close contacts of previously diagnosed cases; one is travel-related and five are still under investigation.
So far the communities in Alaska that have had laboratory-confirmed cases include Anchorage (including JBER), Eagle River/Chugiak, Girdwood, Fairbanks, North Pole, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna and Sterling.
The total case count for Saturday, March 28:
- Anchorage: 59, up from 54 on Saturday
- Fairbanks/North Pole/Interior: 28, up from 23 on Saturday
- Mat/Su: 2, unchanged
- Ketchikan: 13, one more since Saturday
- Juneau: 5, up from 4 on Saturday
- Kenai Peninsula communities: 7, unchanged
Some 3,334 Alaskans have been tested for COVID-19. Three have died of the new virus, for which there has not been a discovered cure.