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On Monday, the facility was at about 80% capacity with “a handful” of COVID patients
The newly reported deaths come during another COVID wave driven by the omicron variant of the virus.
Contact tracing and data collection will have to be reworked if COVID is here to stay
The total number of statewide COVID deaths is nearly equivalent to the population of Funny River.
A drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic will be held at Homer Public Health Center this week.
On Monday, there were 14 staff members and 69 students self-isolating with the virus
The state reported 5,759 new cases sequenced from Jan. 21-23
On Friday, the seven-day average number of daily cases skyrocketed to 2,234.6 per 100,000 people
COVID cases are up 38% from last week, and have risen significantly since mid-December.
The average number of statewide daily cases over the past week was 2,099.7 per 100,000 people
There were a total of 112 COVID-related hospitalizations in Alaska as of Friday
The Supreme Court OK’d the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for facilities that receive federal Medicaid and Medicare funding
COVID vaccines still aren’t approved for children 4 years old and younger.
The policy mirrors new CDC guidance on the issue
The new guidance comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
As of Monday, there were 85 COVID-related hospitalizations in Alaska
The resident who tested positive Friday is the first resident to test positive since the pandemic began.
As of Friday, CPH had 12 COVID-positive staff members and 22 people at home quarantining.
COVID cases increased 145% from this week to last week, according to state data.
The money was made available under a grant program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.