Step aside, BA.5. The new variants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, appear to be among the most adept yet at evading immunity from previous infection and vaccination.
Over the course of the pandemic, 22 Juneau residents are known to have died from COVID-19.
Communities with the highest reported case rates include Juneau, Ketchikan, Haines and Skagway.
Places with especially high case rates include the Southeast communities of Petersburg, Wrangell and Sitka.
The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has remained around 100 over the last two weeks.
The state reported Wednesday that a man in his twenties and a man in his eighties had died, though few other details were given.
Alaska still has one of the highest case counts in the country.
Alaska has reported 83 COVID-19 deaths among residents in the last week.