Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 42 new infections and no deaths reported Wednesday – Anchorage Daily News

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Alaska on Wednesday reported 42 new coronavirus infections identified over two days, and no new deaths, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services. The health department now updates its coronavirus dashboard on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Alaskas average daily case counts have been trending down significantly statewide, and the states current statewide alert level is low.

By Wednesday, roughly 54% of the states population age 12 and older had received at least their first dose of the vaccine, while 49% of residents 12 and older were considered fully vaccinated.

Alaskas most-vaccinated region as of Wednesday was Juneau, with 70% of its eligible population vaccinated as of Wednesday. The states least-vaccinated region was the Mat-Su, where just a third of its 12-and-up population had received a dose.

On Wednesday, there were 15 people with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 hospitalized around the state, including five who were on ventilators.

No new deaths were reported Wednesday. In total, 366 Alaskans and seven nonresidents with COVID-19 have died since the pandemic reached the state last spring. Alaskas death rate per capita remains among the lowest in the country, though the states size, health care system and other factors complicate national comparisons.

Over the last two days, there were 40 new cases reported among Alaska residents, including 18 in Anchorage, four in Fairbanks, three in Hooper Bay, two in Craig, two in North Pole, two in Palmer, two in Wasilla, and one each in Eagle River, Homer, Juneau and Wrangell. Three were reported in a smaller community or communities in the Copper River Census Area.

Two new nonresident cases were also identified in Fairbanks and Anchorage.

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