According to the COVID-19 Information Center of the Department of Health and Social Services, the state reported 57 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
The state announced no new deaths on Wednesday. Since the outbreak of the pandemic in March, 45 Alaskans have died of COVID-19. The state’s death rate is the lowest in the country.
State data show that as of Wednesday, 39 people have been hospitalized for COVID-1
Active COVID-19 cases among Alaska residents fell from 4,490 on Tuesday to 4,482 on Wednesday. Currently, there are 683 active cases among non-residents.
In the new cases, it is not clear how many patients showed symptoms of the virus when they tested positive.
Of the 56 new COVID-19 cases involving residents, there are 23 in Anchorage, including 1 in Eagle River. Fairbanks reported ten cases; three in the Arctic; three in Utcagvik; two in the delta junction; two in Kenai; two in Soldotna; two in Soldotna Palmer; two in Wasilla; two in Juneau; one pound and one in an unknown part of the state.
Among the less than 1,000 communities that have not determined to protect secrets, Yakutat, Hunakh-Angon region, Bethel Census District and Bristol Bay each have one case.
Anchorage also reported a non-resident case.
As of Wednesday, the state’s positive test rate was 2.24%, exceeding the seven-day rolling average.
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