COVID-19. (CDC)

COVID-19. (CDC)

4 new cases of COVID-19, one on peninsula

One nonresident case was reported in a seafood industry worker in the Aleutians East Census Area.

Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services reported three new cases of COVID-19 among Alaska residents and one new nonresident case on Monday, according to a Monday release from the department.

The three resident cases are from Anchorage, Soldotna and Wasilla. The nonresident case was identified as a seafood industry worker in the Aleutians East Census Area.

Alaska now has 664 total residents and 76 nonresidents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Of the resident cases, 417 people have recovered, 235 cases are still active and 12 people have died after contracting the disease.

One new hospitalization was reported Monday. There are currently 21 people hospitalized who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting their test results. Bruce Richards, public information officer for Central Peninsula Hospital, said Monday that one person under investigation for COVID-19 is currently hospitalized at CPH.

Of the three new resident cases, one is male and two are female. One is between the ages of 30 and 39. One is between 40 and 49, and one is between 70 and 79.

There are 63 active COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula, with the majority of those located on the southern peninsula. Anchor Point has three active cases. Fritz Creek has two. Homer has 22. Kenai has six. Nikiski has five. Seward has one, and Soldotna has eight. One case is listed as “other north” and 15 are listed as “other south.” Cases within communities of fewer than 1,000 people are listed as “other” in the state’s coronavirus response data hub. “Other” cases on the Kenai Peninsula are split between the north peninsula and the south peninsula.

Statewide, 74,437 COVID-19 tests have been conducted for a three-day average positivity rate of .62%. Central Peninsula Hospital has conducted 1,587 tests, with 17 coming back positive, 1,513 negative and 57 pending results. South Peninsula Hospital has conducted 2,993 tests, with 60 coming back positive, 2,879 coming back negative and 54 pending results.

The state’s daily case count update reflects data reported between midnight and 11:59 p.m. the previous day. Data points such as date of disease acquisition and residence for these cases have been subject to change following contact tracing and case investigation.

For the latest information on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit covid19.alaska.gov or email covidquestions@alaska.gov.

Reach reporter Brian Mazurek at bmazurek@peninsulaclarion.com.

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