“We want to show people that we’re trying to be transparent. We’re not trying to hide anything. We’re just trying to do the best job we can and serve the community.”
It’s the largest single day jump in cases the state has seen so far
Of new cases, the majority, 49, are residents of Anchorage, but non-resident seafood workers in Seward account for 22 new cases.
The Yakutat Community Health Center, where the person was tested, says that the person is currently isolating at home.
The idea, he said, is to help contain the surge in cases of COVID-19 in Alaska.
Data shows that COVID-19 is spreading fast enough that by some measures, Alaska has the highest transmission rate in the nation.
The American Triumph is a 285-foot factory trawler, with an onboard processing plant. It had been at sea since June 27, fishing both offshore from Washington and Oregon and then moving to Alaska to fish for pollock in the Bering Sea.
An Anchorage woman has died as state health officials identified 78 new cases of COVID-19 among Alaskans and non-residents by Friday.
A hospital spokesperson said no patients were exposed.
When Colleen Torrence got her aunt’s death certificate a few weeks ago, it had her Juneau address on it and not her aunt’s New Jersey address.