One more case of COVID-19 coronavirus was diagnosed during the most recent 24-hour snapshot by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The new case is in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area — the Interior.
The total case count in Alaska is 372. Recovered cases in Alaska now total 284.
Some 23,655 swab tests have been conducted in Alaska, or about 364 tests a day since testing began on March 2. No new hospitalizations were reported; the total cumulative hospitalizations to 38. Currently 8 Alaskans are hospitalized with the illness.
One new death due to COVID-19 was reported, which is the first death since April 11. This brings the total to 10 Alaskans who have died from the coronavirus since it arrived in the state in early March.
This reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on May 5 that posted on the DHSS Coronavirus Response AK COVID-19 Cases and Testing Dashboard.