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COVID-19 update: 6 cases

ONE IN EVERY FIFTY ALASKANS HAS BEEN TESTED

Six new Alaska cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were diagnosed in the 24-hour period that ended at midnight on Monday.

There were no new hospitalizations or deaths reported; those still stand at 37 and 9 respectively of the 351 cases that have been diagnosed among Alaskans. There are currently 16 people hospitalized in Alaska with the illness.

The six new cases were in Anchorage (4), Petersburg (1), and Fairbanks (1)

To date, 228 Alaskans have recovered from the coronavirus that started human-to-human transmission in Wuhan, China and made its way across the world, infecting Americans in January.

17,089 Alaskans have undergone swab testing for the Wuhan coronavirus, which works out to more than one in every 50 Alaskans.

The total count of all cases that were ever diagnosed among Alaskans is as follows:

  • Anchorage: 175
  • Kenai Peninsula: 19
  • Fairbanks/North Star Borough: 81
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 1
  • Kodiak: 1
  • Mat-Su Borough: 21
  • Nome Area 1
  • Juneau: 27
  • Ketchikan: 16
  • Petersburg: 4
  • Craig: 2
  • Bethel: 1
  • Sitka: 1
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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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