COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 98 new cases yesterday

Affected peninsula communities include Anchor Point, Homer, Kenai and Other North

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced 98 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Monday, including four that were reported in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Affected peninsula communities include Anchor Point with one case, Homer with one case, Kenai with one case and Other North with one case. The new cases bring Alaska’s statewide case total to 60,651, including 58,157 reported among residents and 2,494 reported among nonresidents.

On Monday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough had an average daily case rate over 14 days of 7.39 cases per 100,000 people. The borough is considered to be at intermediate risk level.

Also on Monday, the state reported 28 cases in Anchorage, 11 in Chugiak, 11 in Wasilla, 10 in Eagle River, seven in Delta Junction, six in Fairbanks, five in Ketchikan, three in Juneau, two in North Pole, two in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area and one each in Cordova, Healy, Kusilvak Census Area, Northwest Arctic Borough, Palmer, Petersburg, Utqiagvik.

Two nonresident cases were also reported, including one in Anchorage and one in Wasilla.

As of Monday, there were 40 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Alaska, including eight who were considered persons under investigation for the disease. Two of the patients were on ventilators.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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