The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on Monday announced two new case of COVID-19 in Alaska. The two cases were in Anchorage.
This brings the total case count in Alaska to 370. In Anchorage, a total of 189 cases have been diagnosed, less than half a percent of the Anchorage population, since the first Anchorage case on March 2.
Anchorage has averaged three cases per day since the outbreak first arrived in Alaska’s largest city.
Recovered cases in Alaska now total 263, which leaves 107 active cases. Some 21,723 tests have been conducted, or about 345 tests a day since testing began on March 2.
This reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on May 3 that posted on the DHSS Coronavirus Response AK COVID-19 Cases and Testing Dashboard.
One additional hospitalization has been reported, but no new deaths. The last death in Alaska attributed to COVID-19 was on April 11, and brought the total who died inside the state to 7, while two other Alaskans died while out of state.
There have been a total of 37 hospitalizations and nine deaths among Alaskans who have been infected with the Wuhan coronavirus. Currently 12 Alaskans are hospitalized with the illness.
The death rate in Alaska from COVID-19 stands at 2.44 percent. As for hospitalizations, nearly 10 percent of those who have gotten the virus have had to be hospitalized at some point.