The report looked at a range of data, including daily case counts, rates of transmission, survey data and Google mobility reports, which show general patterns of movement in the community.
The true number of positive tests is significantly higher than the figures on the Alaska coronavirus dashboard. That’s because the state health department can’t keep up with entering hundreds of new cases into its system each day, a state epidemiologist said.
The Alaska Department of Corrections says it’s following federal and state health guidelines to test staff and inmates who may have had contact with the infected individuals at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
Norton Sound Health Corp. announced Tuesday that the Bering Strait region has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.
Methamphetamine-related fatalities have increased fourfold in Alaska over the last decade, according to a state epidemiological report released Tuesday.
There have been 10 confirmed cases of salmonella infection from Limited Edition brand pole cucumbers, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported Friday.