COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 91 new cases yesterday

Three cases were reported on the peninsula

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced 91 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Tuesday, including three reported in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Affected peninsula communities include Homer with one case, Kenai with one case and Soldotna with one case. The new cases bring Alaska’s statewide case total to 59,765, including 57,304 reported among residents and 2,461 reported among nonresidents.

On Tuesday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough had the third-lowest average daily case rate over 14 days in the state, at 6.3 cases per 100,000 people. The borough is considered to be at intermediate risk level.

Also on Tuesday, the state reported 23 new cases in Anchorage, 22 in Wasilla, 11 in Bethel Census Area, five in Fairbanks, five in Palmer, three in Chugiak, three in Copper River Census Area, two in Bethel, two in Eagle River, two in Metlakatla, two in Petersburg, two in Utqiagvik, two in Willow and one each in Juneau, North Pole and Southeast Fairbanks Census Area.

One new nonresident case was also reported in Kotzebue.

Ten new hospitalizations and no new deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing statewide totals to 1,268 and 301 among residents, respectively. As of Tuesday, there were 37 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, including five who were considered persons under investigation for the disease. Two of the patients were on ventilators.

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