Throughout the pandemic, many college students never got to walk during graduation ceremonies. The University of Alaska Anchorage is going to give students a chance to re-capture that missed experience.
The state of Alaska reported just over 350 additional COVID-19 infections on Monday for the last three days, as the overall decline in cases continues. COVID-19 hospitalizations rose slightly compared to last week.
The Department of Health and Social Services reported 463 new cases — 254 on Friday, 103 on Saturday and 106 on Sunday. Of those, six were nonresident cases. The figures represent a 25% decrease between the week of Feb. 21-Feb. 27 and last week.
The state of Alaska reported 1,773 new COVID-19 cases since they last reported new numbers last Friday. Alaska’s rate of new cases continues to drop, but the state did report 22 additional COVID-19-related deaths among Alaska residents on Wednesday.
The state of Alaska reported 1,150 new COVID-19 cases over the last two days as Alaska’s rate of new cases continues to drop. Alaska remains the state with the second highest rate of new cases per capita, while Maine has the highest rate in the U.S.
The state of Alaska reported 863 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, and Alaska lost the dubious title as the state in the U.S. with the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases, now ranking second to Maine for the first time in three weeks.
As mid-February approaches, data from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows the state’s COVID-19 cases are trending down after January’s case count hit record high numbers with more than 62,000 cases reported throughout the month.
In a letter to Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District parents, Superintendent Dr. Randy Trani said that masks would no longer be required in schools that are in a yellow, medium risk operational zone.
Almost 4,500 new coronavirus cases were reported in Alaska over the weekend, representing a small dip in an otherwise record-breaking surge. Alaska remains the state with the highest rate of new cases.
The state of Alaska continues to report large numbers of additional COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations also continue to climb. The state health department reported an additional 21 COVID-19-related deaths on Monday as well.
Alaska has once again shattered its previous record for the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day, with the state health department reporting more than 6,500 additional infections over the last two days.
Rural Alaskans, those with nontraditional P.O. boxes, and even some who live in apartment complexes with multiple units at one address are having issues ordering free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. The state says it's still waiting on answers for that and other concerns about freezing temperatures.
The state is still trending at near-record numbers when it comes to daily COVID-19 cases, according to the latest release by the state health department, with a five-day combined total of more 10,000 additional COVID-19 infections.
As the federal site to order at-home COVID tests has launched, Alaskans need to be aware of temperature limitations for the tests, and there are other options on the horizon for those who aren't able to acquire as many tests as they need through the federal program.