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The condition on Thursday reported just one new death and 142 new situations of COVID-19, in accordance to the Section of Wellness and Social Products and services COVID-19 dashboard.
The point out wellbeing division mentioned Thursday that the recently described demise included a Fairbanks male in his 50s. In overall, forty-six Alaskans have died with COVID-19 due to the fact the pandemic began here in March. Alaska’s death fee is among the cheapest in the region.
Statewide as of Thursday, 39 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 though four other healthcare facility individuals have been awaiting check success, in accordance to condition data. Of Alaska’s 153 intensive treatment unit beds, 85 were being in use statewide.
Infections ongoing to surge in the North Slope Borough community of Utqiagvik, where the condition documented 15 new resident instances and a person nonresident scenario for a complete of forty five lively conditions. An unexpected emergency “hunker down” purchase is in place in Utqiagvik by means of Oct. 5, and other Arctic communities struggling with a rise in virus cases have also sought to enact more stringent pandemic constraints.
Energetic instances of COVID-19 between Alaska citizens rose from four,482 on Wednesday to 4,519 on Thursday. In accordance to condition info, there are 694 lively instances among the nonresidents.
Of the new cases, it was not distinct how several individuals ended up demonstrating signs of the virus when they analyzed positive.
Of the one hundred thirty new situations of COVID-19 involving people, there ended up 67 new situations in Anchorage 15 in Utqiagvik eight in Fairbanks 8 in Juneau 3 in North Pole three in Wasilla two in Eagle River one particular in Chugiak one in Kenai one in Seward just one in Palmer just one in Douglas a single in Sitka and 1 in Bethel.
Between communities smaller than one,000 not identified to safeguard confidentiality, there was five in the Bethel Census Location 4 in the Nome Census Location 4 in the Northwest Arctic Borough one in the Denali Borough a single in the Fairbanks North Star Borough one particular in the North Slope Borough and 1 in the Prince Wales-Hyder Census Space.
Of the twelve nonresident circumstances, 8 had been in Anchorage two were being in Fairbanks one particular was in Utqiagvik and a person was in an unfamiliar area of the point out.
The state’s testing positivity level as of Thursday was 2.09% over a 7-day rolling common.
— Annie Berman
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