More than 200 COVID-19 cases reported Sunday; most are in Alaska residents – Anchorage Daily News

Were making coronavirus coverage available without a membership as a public service. We depend on reader support to do this work. Please think about signing up with others in supporting regional journalism in Alaska for just $3.23 a week. New cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday throughout Alaska amounted to 231, marking the very first day the state has seen a single-day increase of more than 200 cases. The brand-new cases consist of 186 Alaskans and 45 non-residents, according to the Department of Health and Social Services. 5 more people were hospitalized with COVID-19. There were no brand-new deaths. Of the new cases revealed in residents Sunday, there are 154 cases in Anchorage, nine in Fairbanks, three in Eagle River, two each in North Pole, Palmer, Juneau, Wrangell and a location in the Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon location, and one case each was reported in Chugiak, Homer, the Yukon-Koyukuk area, Houston, Wasilla, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales-Hyder area, Sitka and Unalaska. There were currently 35 individuals with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and another eight people who might have the virus. Since Sunday, Alaska had actually reported 3,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alaska, according to the DHSS coronavirus control panel. More than two-thirds of the cases are currently active. Twenty Alaskans have actually died of the infection since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 115 Alaskans hospitalized because of COVID-19 given that March. In non-residents, 34 cases were reported in Seward, 3 in Fairbanks and one in Ketchikan. 7 of the cases were marked as “unidentified” by DHSS. Since Sunday, 950 people in the state have actually recuperated from the virus considering that the pandemic began, although 2,132 COVID-19 cases are active. The City and Borough of Juneau revealed ahead of the state that 21 seafood processor workers evaluated favorable for COVID-19 Saturday. In total, 61 Alaska Glacier Seafoods employees have actually tested favorable for COVID-19 given that July 14. Forty more staff members are awaiting test outcomes, the city composed in an online statement. The virus was spread out through the processing plant by a worker who contracted COVID-19 through neighborhood spread, the city wrote. The seafood staff members are all in isolation and contact investigations are continuous, the city said. The city did another round of testing on the 100 staff members on July 22. The city likewise revealed 16 individuals evaluated positive for the virus unrelated to the seafood processing plant Saturday. The cases are likely due to neighborhood spread travel and secondary transmission, Public Health Nursing in Juneau said. “It is paramount that neighborhood members remain vigilant in slowing the spread of COVID-19,” stated Mila Cosgrove, emergency situation operations center occurrence leader for Juneau. “When you keep at least 6 feet away from non-family members, use a mask, wash your hands often and stay at home when youre sick, youre not just restricting your own danger, youre helping to safeguard the entire neighborhood.” [Since of a high volume of remarks needing small amounts, we are momentarily disabling talk about a lot of our posts so editors can focus on the coronavirus crisis and other coverage. If you d like to communicate with us about a particular article, we invite you to write a letter to the editor or reach out directly. Thanks.]

New cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday throughout Alaska totaled 231, marking the first day the state has actually seen a single-day increase of more than 200 cases. Of the brand-new cases revealed in citizens Sunday, there are 154 cases in Anchorage, nine in Fairbanks, three in Eagle River, two each in North Pole, Palmer, Juneau, Wrangell and an area in the Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon location, and one case each was reported in Chugiak, Homer, the Yukon-Koyukuk area, Houston, Wasilla, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales-Hyder location, Sitka and Unalaska. As of Sunday, Alaska had actually reported 3,102 validated cases of COVID-19 in Alaska, according to the DHSS coronavirus control panel. As of Sunday, 950 individuals in the state have recuperated from the infection given that the pandemic began, although 2,132 COVID-19 cases are active. The cases are most likely due to neighborhood spread travel and secondary transmission, Public Health Nursing in Juneau said.

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