COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

COVID-19. (Courtesy the CDC)

State confirms 6 new COVID-19 cases

The case total for Alaska is 351 people, with 228 residents reported as recovered.

The state reported Tuesday six new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the new cases, three were residents from Anchorage, one was from Chugiak and the other was a resident in North Pole. There were no new hospitalizations or deaths reported.

The case total for Alaska is 351 people, with 228 residents reported as recovered.

On Tuesday, there was no state press conference with Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink. However, in their Monday evening press conference, Dunleavy said the nightly conferences will pick back up on Wednesday with initial discussions about the second phase for reopening the economy.

By the numbers

On the Kenai Peninsula, the state has reported 19 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, which includes an Anchor Point resident who died March 29 of complications with COVID-19 while out of state.

There are positive cases across the peninsula, including two Homer residents, four Kenai residents, three residents in Seward, six residents in Soldotna and three residents in Sterling. The peninsula reported its last confirmed case April 17.

The state has reported 175 Anchorage residents have tested positive, 81 Fairbanks residents, one person in Delta Junction, one resident in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, 21 residents in the Matanuska Susitna Borough, one Nome resident, one Bethel resident, one Sitka resident, two residents of Craig, three Petersburg residents, 16 residents in Ketchikan and 27 residents in Juneau.

Alaska has fewer cases of COVID-19 than any other U.S. state and Puerto Rico, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC is reporting nationwide 981,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 55,000 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon.

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