The first COVID-19 case in Alaska was diagnosed on March 9, and on March 28, the number of official cases of the coronavirus is at 102. It’s an increase of 17 known cases over Friday.
One of those additional Alaskans is hospitalized, bringing the total cumulative number of hospitalized COVID patients to 6 in Alaska. One of the new cases was a person at the Denali Care Center in Fairbanks, a 90-bed short- and long-term care facility next to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
No additional deaths were reported; two Alaskans have died from COVID-10 or related complications.
Anchorage’s known cases increased by about 25 percent over Friday. Fairbanks cases grew by 21 percent in one day. Still, the overall number of Alaskans who have been tested positive is less that one tenth of one percent.
The case count for Saturday, March 28:
- Anchorage: 54, up from 43 on Friday
- Girdwood: 1 (part of the Anchorage 54)
- Fairbanks/North Pole/Interior: 23, up from 19 on Friday
- Mat/Su: 2, unchanged
- Ketchikan: 12, unchanged
- Juneau: 4, unchanged
- Kenai Peninsula communities: 7, up two from Friday