COVID-19

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Peninsula COVID case rates still elevated

Starting in December, several areas of the state saw significant spikes in COVID activity

 

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Kenai Peninsula sees sharp rise in COVID-19 activity

Weekly cases of COVID-19 by region are reported via the department’s Respiratory Virus Snapshot

 

A graph showing the week by week case counts of RSV, the flu and COVID-19 in Alaska, part of the State Department of Health’s Respiratory Virus Snapshot. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Health)

COVID, RSV trend downward in state data

While a COVID spike has been observed state- and nationwide for much of December and January, the same rise hasn’t been so sharp on the Kenai Peninsula

 

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)

Department of Health urges flu, COVID-19 and RSV vaccines

Only 18.5% of Alaskans have received a flu vaccine as of last week

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)
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-19 vaccine locally available

The updated vaccines available in Alaska are produced by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech

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)
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 available locally this month

The updated vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months or older

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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COVID-19: Hospitalizations steady, 1 local death reported

An update to the Alaska COVID-19 Information Hub on Tuesday, the first since the platform shifted to monthly reporting, shows that COVID-19 levels have remained… Continue reading

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COVID-19: Hospitalizations rise, cases still low

According to state data, 27 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alaska

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COVID-19: Small increase in cases and hospitalizations

20 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alaska

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COVID-19: Cases and hospitalizations stay low

15 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alaska

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COVID-19 federal emergency to end in 2 weeks

A state bulletin detailed the ways that access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments will or will not be changed

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COVID-19: Cases continue to fall statewide

13 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 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. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
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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COVID-19: Sharp decline in statewide hospitalizations

According to state data, 12 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alaska

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COVID-19: Local cases remain low

In the Kenai Peninsula Borough, 13 cases were reported this week

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Donna Weeks volunteers at the Central Peninsula Hospital Gift Shop in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Hospital volunteer program struggles to bounce back

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the volunteer program at Central Peninsula Hospital boasted a team of around 250.

Donna Weeks volunteers at the Central Peninsula Hospital Gift Shop in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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COVID-19: Borough cases hit low not seen in years

Only 12 cases were reported this week, down from 22 last week

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COVID-19: Local cases fall after last week’s spike

After a spike of 50 new COVID-19 cases was reported in the Kenai Peninsula Borough last week, numbers have fallen almost as sharply — with… Continue reading

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COVID-19: Cases jump in Kenai Peninsula Borough

No hospitalizations were reported in the Gulf Coast region

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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)

State officials say influenza and RSV in decline, COVID-19 still around

Though cases are dropping, weekly nationwide COVID deaths reported by the CDC remain around 2,000

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)