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The state on Thursday reported one new dying and 142 new instances of COVID-19, based on the Division of Well being and Social Providers COVID-19 dashboard.
The state well being division stated Thursday that the newly reported dying concerned a Fairbanks man in his 50s. In complete, forty-six Alaskans have died with COVID-19 for the reason that pandemic started right here in March. Alaska’s dying price is among the many lowest within the nation.
Statewide as of Thursday, 39 individuals had been hospitalized with COVID-19 whereas 4 different hospital sufferers had been awaiting take a look at outcomes, based on state knowledge. Of Alaska’s 153 intensive care unit beds, 85 had been in use statewide.
Infections continued to surge within the North Slope Borough group of Utqiagvik, the place the state reported 15 new resident instances and one nonresident case for a complete of 45 energetic instances. An emergency “hunker down” order is in place in Utqiagvik by Oct. 5, and different Arctic communities facing a rise in virus cases have additionally sought to enact extra stringent pandemic restrictions.
Energetic instances of COVID-19 amongst Alaska residents rose from 4,482 on Wednesday to 4,519 on Thursday. Based on state knowledge, there are 694 energetic instances amongst nonresidents.
Of the brand new instances, it wasn’t clear how many individuals had been exhibiting signs of the virus after they examined optimistic.
Of the 130 new instances of COVID-19 involving residents, there have been 67 new instances in Anchorage; 15 in Utqiagvik; eight in Fairbanks; eight in Juneau; three in North Pole; three in Wasilla; two in Eagle River; one in Chugiak; one in Kenai; one in Seward; one in Palmer; one in Douglas; one in Sitka; and one in Bethel.
Amongst communities smaller than 1,000 not recognized to guard confidentiality, there was 5 within the Bethel Census Space; 4 within the Nome Census Space; 4 within the Northwest Arctic Borough; one within the Denali Borough; one within the Fairbanks North Star Borough; one within the North Slope Borough; and one within the Prince Wales-Hyder Census Space.
Of the 12 nonresident instances, eight had been in Anchorage; two had been in Fairbanks; one was in Utqiagvik; and one was in an unknown area of the state.
The state’s testing positivity price as of Thursday was 2.09% over a seven-day rolling common.
— Annie Berman
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