DHSS Press Release: One new case of COVID-19 reported in Anchorage; one nonresident case

DHSS Press Release


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

One new cases of COVID-19 reported in Anchorage; one nonresident case

May 15, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced one new case of COVID-19 in Anchorage. This brings the total Alaska case count to 388.

These cases reflect data from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on May 14 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub.

There was also a case identified in a seafood industry worker who is in the Municipality of Anchorage. Since the person is not an Alaska resident, the case is not included in the total Alaska case count of 388. There have been a total of eight nonresident cases.

The new Alaska case is a female aged 20-29. There have been a total of 41 hospitalizations and 10 deaths with two new hospitalizations and no deaths reported yesterday. Recovered cases now total 343, including nine new recovered cases recorded yesterday. A total of 32,418 tests have been conducted.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation reported today a second case identified in the YK Delta region. The person was identified through COVID-19 screening and testing of passengers traveling through the Bethel Airport. See the YKHC press release for more details. This case will be included in tomorrow’s Alaska case count which reports data for May 15.

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