Alaska cases jump by 35

Sixteen of the new cases are among Alaska residents, while 19 of them are nonresidents.

Alaska cases of COVID-19 continued their rise on Tuesday, with 35 new cases reported, including one resident of Homer.

Sixteen of the new cases are among Alaska residents, while 19 of them are nonresidents, according to a Tuesday press release from the Department of Health and Social Services.

The City of Dillingham announced Monday that 12 of the new nonresident cases are among seafood industry workers in that region, who were tested as part of their employer’s quarantine and testing protocol. The employees were tested on day six of their quarantine in Dillingham, according to a Monday release from the City of Dillingham, and are now isolated in separate facilities within the company’s closed campus.

Of the new Alaska resident cases, eight are male and eight are female. One is between the ages of 10 and 19, four are between the ages of 20 and 29, three are between 30 and 39, four are between 40 and 49, three are between 50 and 59 and one is between 60 and 69.

The state has now reported 778 cases among Alaska residents and 129 among nonresidents. Of the resident cases, 264 are currently active. Another 95 of the nonresident cases are currently active. Eleven recoveries were reported on Tuesday. There have been a total of 63 hospitalizations and 12 deaths associated with COVID-19 in Alaska. Currently 14 people who are either COVID-positive or are awaiting test results are hospitalized.

A total of 92,947 tests have been conducted statewide for a three-day average positivity rate of .96%.

The additional Homer case reported Tuesday brings the number of active cases in the Kenai Peninsula Borough to 35. One is in Anchor Point. One is in Fritz Creek. Sixteen are in Homer. One is in Kenai. One is in Nikiski. Five are in Soldotna and one is listed as “other south.”

Cases within communities of fewer than 1,000 people are included in the count for their borough or census area but are not individually listed. Cases of this kind within the Kenai Peninsula Borough are listed as “north” or “south” using the northern border of South Peninsula Hospital’s service area as the dividing line.

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