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COVID-19: Hospitalizations fall statewide, rise locally

The state reported no new resident deaths from COVID-19 this week

 

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COVID-19: Hospitalizations rise for 3 consecutive weeks

For the period of Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, 434 new resident COVID-19 cases were reported

 

Nurse Sherra Pritchard gives Madyson Knudsen a bandage at the Kenai Public Health Center after the 10-year-old received her first COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion file)

Fewer than 50% of Alaska kids completing routine vaccines

This was compared to 2013, when more than 60% were completing routine vaccinations

 

Nurse Tracy Silta draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion file)

Health officials urge vaccination and mitigation ahead of virus trio

Health officials hope to mitigate the strain on hospitals this winter due to COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus

Nurse Tracy Silta draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion file)
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23 new resident COVID-19 deaths reported this week

For the period of Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, 383 new resident COVID-19 cases were reported

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COVID-19: Only 7% of borough residents have new booster

The state reported no new resident deaths from COVID-19 this week

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COVID-19: Cases rising; hospitalizations steady

The state reported no new resident deaths from COVID-19 this week

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A sign at the South Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic provides information and hours for testing and vaccines at the Bartlett Street building in Homer.

Hospitalizations continue to fall; COVID cases see uptick

According to the Alaska COVID-19 Data Hub, updated Wednesday, 19 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19. No patients are on ventilators. This is down from last… Continue reading

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A sign at the South Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic provides information and hours for testing and vaccines at the Bartlett Street building in Homer.
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COVID-19 hospitalizations hit low not seen since April

For the period of Oct. 12 to Oct. 18, 349 new COVID-19 cases were reported

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27 new deaths reported; COVID cases, hospitalizations down overall

For the period of Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 554 new COVID-19 cases were reported

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COVID hospitalizations, cases down from last week

The state reported no new resident deaths from COVID-19 this week

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Hospitalizations down; state to discontinue weekly COVID summaries

COVID-19 summary information will continue to be included in the Alaska COVID-19 and Influenza Weekly Case Update

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Nurse Tracy Silta draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Updated COVID booster now available around peninsula

The bivalent vaccine contains targets both the original COVID-19 strain and the current BA.4 and BA.5 sub variants of Omicron

Nurse Tracy Silta draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
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State reports 25 additional deaths, 66 hospitalizations

For the period of Sept. 7 to Sept. 13, 1,494 new COVID-19 cases were reported

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COVID cases, hospitalizations down

Starting next week, an updated bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine will be available in Alaska

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Nurse Tracy Silta draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. An updated COVID-19 booster will be available to Kenai Peninsula Borough residents as soon as Monday. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion file)

New COVID booster available Monday

38,000 doses of the updated booster have been ordered by vaccine providers in the state

Nurse Tracy Silta draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-in clinic at the intersection of the Kenai Spur and Sterling Highways in Soldotna, Alaska on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. An updated COVID-19 booster will be available to Kenai Peninsula Borough residents as soon as Monday. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion file)
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COVID cases down, fewer patients on ventilators this week

The State Department of Health reported Wednesday that 80 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Five of those patients are on a ventilator. This is an… Continue reading

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State reports 8 new COVID deaths, cases up in Kenai-Soldotna area

The Alaska Department of Health reported Wednesday that 78 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. Eleven of these patients are on a ventilator. This is an… Continue reading

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COVID hospitalizations on the rise

86 patients were hospitalized with 10 patients on ventilators

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