Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Public Media reporters have reached out to dozens of Alaskans to see how the pandemic has changed their everyday lives. We’ve talked with business owners who had just opened their doors when the pandemic started and health care workers treating the state’s sickest residents and people in assisted-living homes reuniting with their families…
Tests over several weeks revealed 47 coronavirus cases among the center’s patients and caregivers — about one in four. Two patients died.
The combined number of resident and nonresident cases of 24 was the third-highest daily total reported during the pandemic.
More than 40 of the center’s patients and caregivers have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.
Alaska’s health department on Tuesday reported an 11th person has died with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. There are 14 new cases of the disease.
Two of the cases announced today are in nonresident workers in Anchorage — one from the seafood industry and the other from the tourism industry.
So far, the state has recorded a total of 505 cases among residents, with 373 recoveries. There are 22 cases among nonresidents, 15 of them are seafood workers from out of state.
It’s the largest reported cluster of coronavirus cases at a single facility in Alaska since the state started tracking the virus in March.
Of the seven new cases reported Monday, the state says four of the Alaskans are from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and three are from the Municipality of Anchorage.