Alaska has identified 10 more cases of coronavirus among Alaskans, bringing the state total to 69 that are known to health professionals.
The numbers have grown along with testing throughout the state, but the number of actual cases is likely higher, because test results take a few days.
Of the 10 new cases, two are travel related, four are not travel related, and four are close contact with another person who has the virus, according to the Department of Health and Social Services.
On Tuesday, the State reported a jump of 17 new cases, the largest number in a single day that have been reported. At this time, most of the cases are in Anchorage:
- Anchorage: 33
- Fairbanks/North Pole: 15
- Mat/Su: 2
- Ketchikan: 11
- Juneau: 3
- Kenai Peninsula communities: 5
To compare, Hawaii has 106 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, and British Columbia has 659 cases, while the Yukon Territory has just 3 cases. This story will be updated.