Coronavirus

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Statewide COVID case numbers remain steady

Cases have increased by just 1% from the week of April 20-26

 

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A Carnival Cruise Lines vessel similar to one due in Juneau following a COVID outbreak aboard steams past Douglas in 2021.

City contacting ship on way to town following COVID outbreak

The ship, due to arrive here Saturday, experienced an outbreak enroute from Miami to Seattle.

 

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Alaska COVID-19 cases down; US sees increase

The state reported a total of 1,479 new COVID-19 cases for the prior week

 

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COVID hospitalizations down from last week

Officials recommend all eligible Alaskans be up to date on their COVID vaccines to minimize the impact on communities

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A health care professional prepares to administer a COVID-19 test outside of Capstone Clinic in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Uncertainty for uninsured as COVID-19 funding runs out

Uninsured peninsula residents will still be able to get free tests and vaccines from some providers

A health care professional prepares to administer a COVID-19 test outside of Capstone Clinic in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
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The chamber of the Alaska House of Represenatives was empty on Wednesday after floor sessions in the body were canceled as three Republican lawmakers refuse to comply with masking requirements reinstated amid an outbreak of COVID-19 among House members and their staff.

House cancels floor sessions until next week

Some lawmakers refuse to comply with temporarily reinstated masking requirements

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The chamber of the Alaska House of Represenatives was empty on Wednesday after floor sessions in the body were canceled as three Republican lawmakers refuse to comply with masking requirements reinstated amid an outbreak of COVID-19 among House members and their staff.
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State officials report cases leveling off

CDC updated its COVID booster information Tuesday, and authorized additional doses for certain groups

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Small uptick in COVID cases; hospitalizations still down

There were 559 news cases in Alaska sequenced Wednesday and Thursday

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Soldotna City Council member Justin Ruffridge speaks at the city council meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. Ruffridge, who also owns Soldotna Professional Pharmacy and has helped spearhead multiple COVID-19 response efforts on the central Kenai Peninsula, said it was important to acknowledge the repeal of mask recommendations for “celebration’s sake.” (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna fully repeals masking recommendations for city buildings

The city has changed its guidelines multiple times over the course of the pandemic

Soldotna City Council member Justin Ruffridge speaks at the city council meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. Ruffridge, who also owns Soldotna Professional Pharmacy and has helped spearhead multiple COVID-19 response efforts on the central Kenai Peninsula, said it was important to acknowledge the repeal of mask recommendations for “celebration’s sake.” (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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COVID cases continue to decline

State data showed a 46% decrease in cases from the week of March 14 to the week prior

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A sign instructing patients and visitors on the COVID-19 screening process is seen in the River Tower of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska, in this April 7, 2020, file photo. (Peninsula Clarion file)
A sign instructing patients and visitors on the COVID-19 screening process is seen in the River Tower of Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska, in this April 7, 2020, file photo. (Peninsula Clarion file)
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COVID cases plateauing in Alaska

Varying vaccination rates and mitigation policies are affecting outbreaks in other parts of the world

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No new COVID deaths

Cases continue a downward trajectory

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COVID cases slightly up from last weekend, hospitalizations down

There were a total of 54 COVID-related hospitalizations in Alaska as of Monday

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Central Peninsula Hospital is seen in Soldotna on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Central Peninsula Hospital is seen in Soldotna on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Central Peninsula Hospital is seen in Soldotna on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Pressure lets up at hospitals

As of Wednesday, there were 69 COVID-related hospitalizations in the state

Central Peninsula Hospital is seen in Soldotna on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
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State reports backlogged COVID cases, 10 new deaths

There were a total of 69 COVID-related hospitalizations in Alaska as of Wednesday

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State still at high risk level but COVID cases falling

There were a total of 70 COVID-related hospitalizations in Alaska as of Monday

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COVID cases still down

There were a total of 73 COVID-related hospitalizations in Alaska as of Friday

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