News of the state’s jump in new cases comes a day after the U.S. announced a record high 83,757 new cases in one day. That’s according to data from John Hopkins University.
Eight people connected with the psychiatric facility, 3 staff and 5 patients, have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to a letter sent to residents’ families this week, all the people tested for COVID-19 received negative results and no one has shown symptoms of the virus.
In the past week, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has announced over 140 new cases of COVID-19 in Chevak.
For the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, Bethel police arrested a person who tested positive for COVID-19 positive for being out in public. Police were enforcing a state order.
In the leisure and hospitality industry, there were about 13,000 fewer jobs this September than at the same time last year.
Superintendent Deena Bishop worries that, as online school continues, “the gap is just widening between the haves and the have nots.”
Mike O’Daniel and his family went into quarantine immediately after he learned he tested positive for COVID-19.
YKHC president and CEO Dan Winkelman said the health corporation has been rationing gloves and other supplies, like N-95 masks, since February.
That, coupled with people who are refusing to cooperate with contact tracers is racing concern among state and local public health leaders.