The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 in five Alaska communities – Anchorage (2), Eagle River (2), Fairbanks (5), Juneau (4) and Kenai (1). One is a worker on the North Slope. This brings the total confirmed case count in Alaska to 133.
Two of the new cases are older adults (60+); 10 are adults aged 30-59; and two are younger adults aged 19-29. Five are female and nine are male. Five of the cases are close contacts of previously diagnosed cases; two are travel-related and seven are still under investigation.
So far the communities in Alaska that have had confirmed cases include: Anchorage (including JBER), Eagle River/Chugiak, Girdwood, Homer, Fairbanks, North Pole, Ketchikan, Juneau Palmer, Seward, Soldotna, Sterling and Kenai.
Nine of the Alaskans with COVID-19 are hospitalized, two more than Monday. There have been no additional deaths beyond the three already announced.