COVID update: Two cases


Just two more cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Alaska in the the 24-hour period that ended at midnight on Sunday.

161 Alaskans have recovered from the infection that started in China. Nine have died. The total number who have been infected is 321.

The two new cases are in Anchorage (1) and Mat-Su (1).

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday saw a total of 12 cases.

Total case count by community to date:

  • Anchorage: 155
  • Kenai Peninsula: 19
  • Fairbanks/North Star Borough: 79
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 1
  • Kodiak: 1
  • Mat-Su Borough: 18
  • Nome Area 1
  • Juneau: 24
  • Ketchikan: 15
  • Petersburg: 3
  • Craig: 2
  • Bethel: 1
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  1. According to the numbers cited in this article we have averaged just 3.5 new cases a day since Friday, and 50% of the cases are declared recovered. With oil futures at an all time low we had better open this state up for business again to try to salvage at least some part of our local economy. This does not have to have an either/or situation, we can start to get things rolling again while exercising some precautions. We don’t need to hold concerts or sporting events with thousands of attendees in close proximity, but stores, gyms, and restaurants should be allowed to open with a few safety protocols in place. Enough is enough.

  2. A malaria drug widely touted by Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals.

    There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported.

    With 368 patients, it’s the largest look so far of hydroxychloroquine with or without the antibiotic azithromycin for COVID-19

    About 28% who were given hydroxychloroquine plus usual care died, versus 11% of those getting routine care alone.

    Imagine that, nearly three times the deaths with hydroxychloroquine.

  3. New cases in Wisconsin trace back to in-person polling booths.

    Six of the cases are in voters and one is a poll worker.

    Good example of what to expect as distancing rules are relaxed too early.

    Expect more new cases soon to trace back to the protests.

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