The number of Alaskans who tested positive for Covid-19 jumped to 1,001 on Oct. 20, more than double the number on Monday (507). Some 242 people are in an Alaska hospital with the illness, with 30 of them on ventilators. Nearly 22 percent of those in hospitals in Alaska have Covid.
The overall Covid-19 rate is still lower than last week by 10 percent, due to lower counts earlier this week.
A total of 668 Alaskans have died with Covid since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020.
Hospitals currently have more capacity now than they did two weeks ago, according to the hospital capacity dashboard: