The State of Alaska Covid dashboard reports only 464 positive diagnoses of Covid-19 yesterday, and the weekly drop is 9 percent over the previous week. There have been 4,239 positives tests in the past seven days, but some of those are repeat tests.
A week ago, 857 people were identified with new Covid infections, and that was a 28 percent drop from the week prior.
The count reported for Friday was 792.
186 Alaskans are hospitalized with Covid, with 26 on ventilators. Seven days ago, 194 were hospitalized with Covid and 38 were on ventilators.
There are 26 ICU beds available across the state and 309 non-ICU beds available.
Since Oct. 1, 59 Alaskans have been hospitalized with Covid and there have been 28 deaths attributed to the serious vascular and respiratory illness.