Between Friday and Sunday, 10 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Alaska.
The total number of cases has risen to 319, with 153 of those recovered, and 166 known to be actively fighting off the virus.
There were no new deaths reported. Nine Alaskans have lost their lives to complications resulting from the Wuhan coronavirus, although just seven of those who died passed away in Alaska. The death rate is 2.82 per 100 cases, including the two out-of-state deaths.
Today’s cases include what was reported from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 18, and show cases that developed in three Alaska communities – Anchorage (3), Palmer (1), and Petersburg (1).
The five from Saturday’s report had cases in four Alaska communities – Anchorage (1), Soldotna (2), Palmer (1) and Wasilla. (1).
Total cases of COVID-19 that have been diagnosed in Alaska, (including recovered and deaths):
- Anchorage: 154
- Kenai Peninsula: 19
- Fairbanks/North Star Borough: 79
- Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1
- Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 1
- Kodiak: 1
- Mat-Su Borough: 17
- Nome Area 1
- Juneau: 24
- Ketchikan: 15
- Petersburg: 3
- Craig: 2
- Bethel: 1
By Saturday noon, 9,895 COVID-19 swab tests had been conducted in Alaska. Approximately 3.22 percent of those who have been tested have yielded a positive lab result.