Alaska sees new record with 526 COVID-19 cases reported Sunday – Anchorage Daily News

Of the 520 cases reported in Alaska homeowners Sunday, 193 were in Anchorage, plus two in Chugiak, 13 in Eagle River and one in Girdwood; 3 were in Homer, 11 in Kenai, one in Seward, 17 in Soldotna and two in Sterling; 2 were in Kodiak; one was in Valdez; one was in Healy; 65 were in Fairbanks and 10 in North Pole; one in Delta Junction; three were in Tok; two were in Big Lake, 3 in Houston, 18 in Palmer, 49 in Wasilla and two in Willow; one was in Nome; 7 were in Utqiagvik; eight were in Kotzebue; one was in Douglas and 34 in Juneau; one in Ketchikan; three in Sitka; 2 in Skagway; nine in Bethel; two in Dillingham; 16 in Chevak and one in Hooper Bay. Among communities smaller than 1,000 not determined to secure privacy, there were 3 in the North Kenai Peninsula Borough and one in South Kenai Peninsula Borough; 3 in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area; 2 in the Fairbanks North Star Borough; one in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area; 5 in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area; one in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough; 2 in the Nome Census Area; one in the Northwest Arctic Borough; one in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area; one in Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon; 11 in the Bethel Census Area; one in the Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula districts; one in the Dillingham Census Area; and one in the Kusilvak Census Area. There were 6 cases reported in nonresidents Sunday, including one in Kenai, 2 in Prudhoe Bay and 3 cases marked as unknown by the state health department.
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The previous greatest daily case boost was Saturday, with 355 COVID-19 cases reported. The rise in cases Sunday was due extensive neighborhood transmission, increased screening in lots of neighborhoods and backlogged case data, the health department stated in an online declaration. Of the 520 cases reported in Alaska homeowners Sunday, 193 were in Anchorage, plus 2 in Chugiak, 13 in Eagle River and one in Girdwood; 3 were in Homer, 11 in Kenai, one in Seward, 17 in Soldotna and two in Sterling; two were in Kodiak; one was in Valdez; one was in Healy; 65 were in Fairbanks and 10 in North Pole; one in Delta Junction; three were in Tok; 2 were in Big Lake, 3 in Houston, 18 in Palmer, 49 in Wasilla and two in Willow; one was in Nome; 7 were in Utqiagvik; eight were in Kotzebue; one was in Douglas and 34 in Juneau; one in Ketchikan; three in Sitka; two in Skagway; 9 in Bethel; 2 in Dillingham; 16 in Chevak and one in Hooper Bay. Among neighborhoods smaller than 1,000 not determined to protect confidentiality, there were three in the North Kenai Peninsula Borough and one in South Kenai Peninsula Borough; 3 in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area; two in the Fairbanks North Star Borough; one in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area; 5 in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area; one in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough; two in the Nome Census Area; one in the Northwest Arctic Borough; one in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area; one in Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon; 11 in the Bethel Census Area; one in the Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula districts; one in the Dillingham Census Area; and one in the Kusilvak Census Area. There were six cases reported in nonresidents Sunday, including one in Kenai, 2 in Prudhoe Bay and three cases marked as unidentified by the state health department.

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