Sitka grapples with spread of COVID-19 as Alaska sees continued rise in cases – Anchorage Daily News

The freshly reported Sitka cases are amongst 435 infections among Alaskans reported over the last two days in the state, with one new COVID-19-related death, according to Wednesday data posted by the state Department of Health and Social Services. “We had two days that were over 200 cases,” state epidemiologist Dr. Louisa Castrodale said during a weekly instruction Wednesday. By Wednesday, state data revealed there were 70 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 hospitalized around the state. “It is not simply COVID,” Heidi Hedberg, the states public health director, said during Wednesdays briefing. There were 37 nonresident cases: 7 in Cordova; seven in Sitka; 6 in Wasilla; 4 in Anchorage; 4 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough; two in Homer; one in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area; and 6 in unidentified regions of the state.

The newly reported Sitka cases are among 435 infections among Alaskans reported over the last two days in the state, with one brand-new COVID-19-related death, according to Wednesday information posted by the state Department of Health and Social Services. “We had two days that were over 200 cases,” state epidemiologist Dr. Louisa Castrodale said throughout a weekly briefing Wednesday. By Wednesday, state data showed there were 70 people with verified cases of COVID-19 hospitalized around the state.

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