Alaskas COVID-19 surge continues with 447 cases, 2 deaths and rising hospitalizations reported Thursday and Friday – Anchorage Daily News

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations kept ticking up this week as Alaska health officials anticipated that the states newest virus rise will continue based on present trends. On Friday, Alaska reported 447 infections, 2 virus-related deaths and an ongoing increase in hospitalizations over the last two days, with much of the state staying at a high alert level. According to a New York Times tracker upgraded Friday, Alaskas 163% increase in hospitalizations over the last 2 weeks was the greatest among U.S. states over that time duration. Of the 427 brand-new resident cases reported Thursday and Friday, there were 137 in Anchorage, 64 in Sitka, 30 in Wasilla, 23 in Juneau, 19 in Fairbanks, 15 in Soldotna, 10 in Eagle River, 10 in Kenai, 10 in Nome, 10 in Seward, seven in Cordova, 7 in Kodiak, five in North Pole, five in Palmer, five in Tok, 5 in Valdez, four in Chugiak, four in Unalaska, two in Bethel, 2 in Delta Junction, two in Hooper Bay, and one each in Chevak, Douglas, Healy, Sterling and Wrangell. There were 20 nonresident cases likewise recognized: 5 in Anchorage, two in Fairbanks, 2 in Ketchikan, 2 in Kodiak, 2 in the Northwest Arctic Borough, 2 in Unalaska, one in Sitka, one in Juneau and 3 in unidentified areas of the state.

On Friday, Alaska reported 447 infections, two virus-related deaths and an ongoing increase in hospitalizations over the last 2 days, with much of the state staying at a high alert level. Of the 427 new resident cases reported Thursday and Friday, there were 137 in Anchorage, 64 in Sitka, 30 in Wasilla, 23 in Juneau, 19 in Fairbanks, 15 in Soldotna, 10 in Eagle River, 10 in Kenai, 10 in Nome, 10 in Seward, 7 in Cordova, 7 in Kodiak, 5 in North Pole, 5 in Palmer, 5 in Tok, 5 in Valdez, 4 in Chugiak, four in Unalaska, two in Bethel, 2 in Delta Junction, 2 in Hooper Bay, and one each in Chevak, Douglas, Healy, Sterling and Wrangell. There were 20 nonresident cases likewise identified: five in Anchorage, two in Fairbanks, two in Ketchikan, two in Kodiak, 2 in the Northwest Arctic Borough, two in Unalaska, one in Sitka, one in Juneau and 3 in unidentified regions of the state.