DHSS Press Release: Ten new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska; six resident, four nonresident

DHSS Press Release


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

Ten new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska; six resident, four nonresident

June 22, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska. Six are residents of four communities: Anchorage (3), North Slope Borough (1), Palmer (1) and Wasilla (1). This brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 761.

Four new nonresident cases were also identified in:

  • Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area (1): one in a visitor
  • Haines Borough (3): three in the seafood industry

This brings the total number of nonresident cases to 110.

Of the new Alaska resident cases, two are male and four are female. Two are under the age of 10; one is aged 10-19; one is aged 20-29 and two are aged 40-49. There have been a total of 62 hospitalizations and 12 deaths with one new hospitalization and no new deaths recorded yesterday. Recovered cases now total 491, with 16 new recovered cases recorded yesterday. A total of 90,824 tests have been conducted. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous three days is 0.89%.

This report reflects data from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on June 21 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub. Please note that upon further investigation and interviews, data points for cases – such as the date and residence – may on occasion change on the data dashboard after they are announced.

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