In a jump from Monday, Tuesday’s statewide Covid testing positivity count was 1,200. That is still a 1 percent decrease from last week, but a significant day-over-day increase from 464 diagnosed on Monday.
Hospitalizations also bumped up, with 204 Alaskans now in a hospital with Covid, up from 186 on Monday. There are 277 non-ICU beds available in the state and 21 ICU beds, a drop from 26 on Monday.
26 people with Covid are on ventilators in Alaska, and the percentage of currently hospitalized Covid patients makes up nearly 20 out of every 100 patients.
62 new Covid hospitalizations have occurred in Alaska since Oct. 1. Some 23 of those were of Anchorage residents. There have also been 28 deaths in Alaska attributed to Covid since Oct. 1.