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

The newly reported Sitka cases are among 435 infections among Alaskans reported over the last 2 days in the state, with one brand-new COVID-19-related death, according to Wednesday information published by the state Department of Health and Social Services. “We had 2 days that were over 200 cases,” state epidemiologist Dr. Louisa Castrodale said throughout a weekly instruction Wednesday. By Wednesday, state information revealed there were 70 individuals with verified cases of COVID-19 hospitalized around the state.

The newly reported Sitka cases are amongst 435 infections amongst Alaskans reported over the last two days in the state, with one brand-new COVID-19-related death, according to Wednesday data published by the state Department of Health and Social Services. “We had 2 days that were over 200 cases,” state epidemiologist Dr. Louisa Castrodale stated throughout a weekly instruction Wednesday. By Wednesday, state data revealed there were 70 individuals with verified cases of COVID-19 hospitalized around the state. “It is not just COVID,” Heidi Hedberg, the states public health director, said during Wednesdays briefing. There were 37 nonresident cases: seven in Cordova; seven in Sitka; six 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.