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189 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

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Published: Apr. 16, 2021 at 6:28 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 189 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Friday, seven of them among nonresidents.

The state reported no new deaths Friday, after updating state data Thursday with 20 additional COVID-19-related deaths discovered through routine death certificate review.

The 182 Alaska resident cases reported Friday were identified in residents of the following communities:

  • Anchorage: 62
  • Wasilla: 31
  • Fairbanks: 22
  • Palmer: 16
  • Soldotna: 13
  • North Pole: 9
  • Kenai: 5
  • Eagle River: 3
  • Delta Junction: 3
  • Bethel Census Area: 3
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 2
  • Nome: 2
  • Wrangell: 2
  • Valdez: 1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough North: 1
  • Seward: 1
  • Willow: 1
  • Kotzebue: 1
  • Juneau: 1
  • Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon: 1
  • Aleutians East Borough: 1
  • Unknown: 1

The state also reported seven new COVID-19 cases among nonresidents — one in Anchorage, two in Fairbanks, one in Unalaska, one in Wrangell and two in unknown locations of the state.

There are 39 people currently being hospitalized for COVID-19 statewide, according to state data, as well as three people being hospitalized for suspected cases. Since the pandemic began, a total of 1,423 Alaska residents and 44 nonresidents have been hospitalized for COVID-19.

As of Friday, the state reported that 47.1% of eligible Alaskans age 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and about 39% of eligible Alaskans age 16 and older are fully vaccinated.

The state has conducted more than 2 million COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began, and has a seven-day average positivity rate of 2.98%.

The state has reported a total of 329 Alaska residents and five nonresident deaths that have been related to COVID-19. Alaska still has one of the lowest death rates in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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