Alaska gained 5 new known cases of COVID-19 since Sunday. That brings the total to 119 positive cases in Alaska, and no new deaths since the three that have already been announced.
Two of the new cases were in Anchorage, two in Fairbanks, and one in Palmer. The total number of people who have been tested in Alaska is 3,713. Seven of those afflicted by the virus have been hospitalized.
The number of new cases has dropped when compared to recent days. Two days ago, 19 new cases were announced, while 12 new cases were announced on Sunday.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said that over weekend the State received an additional 60 ventilators. Alternative care sites are being set up in Anchorage at the Alaska Airlines sports center on the University of Alaska campus, with 150 cots in place now for those who need medical monitoring, and she is working to create those centers in as many as 18 other communities.
The total case count for Monday, March 30:
- Anchorage: 61, up from 59 on Sunday
- Fairbanks/North Pole/Interior: 30, up from 28 on Sunday
- Mat/Su: 3, up from 2, which had been stable for three days
- Ketchikan: 13, no change
- Juneau: 5, no change
- Kenai Peninsula communities: 7, no change