FIRST CASE FROM RURAL NORTHERN YUKON-KOYUKUK REGION
Alaska gained 14 more diagnosed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus since yesterday, and one more person has died.
Saturday’s total has been updated and was also 14 cases, with two deaths reported, bringing the weekend death count to six.
The cases statewide now total 185, including those who have recovered. Total hospitalization are now at 20, including those admitted and since released or deceased.
Of note is there is a case that has been diagnosed from the Delta Junction area, and another from the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. Both are new regions to the list.
The population of the Yukon-Koyukuk Borough was 5,588 in the 2010 census. The unorganized borough is the largest area of any county or county-equivalent in the United States and has no borough seat. Its largest communities are Galena, in the west, and Fort Yukon, in the northeast.
Delta Junction is in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area.
Other case count totals across the state are:
- Anchorage area: 85, a gain of four cases in 24 hours
- Kenai Peninsula: 12, a gain of one case
- Fairbanks/North Pole: 53, a gain of seven cases
- Palmer/Wasilla: 4, no change
- Juneau: 14, a gain of two
- Ketchikan: 14, no change
- Petersburg: 1 (deceased out of state)
PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN HOSPITALIZED
The leader of the British government, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was admitted to a London hospital today, 10 days after his diagnosis with COVID-19. He is reported to have a persistent high fever. He is the most well-known global leader who has contracted the virus.
US SURGEON GENERAL SAYS TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on “Fox News Sunday” that his coming week ahead will be the “hardest and the saddest of most Americans’ lives. This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized; it’s going to be happening all over the country.”
“There is hope, but we’ve also got to all do our part,” he added.