After a daily count of more than 800 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in Alaska last Thursday, the Sunday new Covid count was down to 351 on the state Covid data dashboard. The decrease in new cases is 18 percent from last week.
But the number of people in the hospital with Covid crept up to 34, and the number on ventilators is also high — 34. Some 22 percent of the patients in Alaska hospitals have Covid. For comparison, 31 people were hospitalized with Covid on Oct. 21.
19,207 doses of Covid vaccine were administered in Alaska during the week of Oct. 11-24, an increase of 5 percent over the previous week.
There are 16 ICU beds available in the state and 279 non-ICU beds available.
The number of deaths attributed to Covid held at 678 since Covid first arrived in the state in March of 2020.