DHSS Press Release: Six new cases of COVID-19 detected in five Alaska communities

DHSS Press Release


Contact:   Clinton Bennett, DHSS, (907) 269-4996, clinton.bennett@alaska.gov

Six new cases of COVID-19 detected in five Alaska communities

April 6, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced six new cases of COVID-19 in five Alaska communities – Anchorage (2) Eagle River (1), Fairbanks (1), Petersburg (1) and Soldotna (1). This brings the total case count in Alaska to 191.

These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 5 and reflect data posted at noon today on coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com.

Of the new cases reported today, four are male and two are female. One case is a child under age 10, two are adults 40-49; one is an adult 50-59; one is an adult aged 70-79; and one is an adult aged 80+. There have been 23 total hospitalizations including three new hospitalizations yesterday. A total of six Alaskans have died; there were no new deaths yesterday.

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