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Health care professionals with the state have borne the brunt of scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic, and have even reported violence on the job, officials… Continue reading
The Alaska Chamber of Commerce announced the second week’s lottery winners Thursday, as part of the “Give AK a Shot” COVID-19 vaccine incentive program. Ashley… Continue reading
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Statewide, there were 213 COVID-related hospitalizations as of Wednesday.
Alaska has been reporting the highest number of COVID cases per capita in the nation this week.
Hospitals, health care workers facing burnout as COVID cases continue, officials say.
Central Peninsula Hospital staff has opened up overflow space and put patients in old maternity wards.
Kenai Middle School and Sterling Elementary Schools are no longer requiring face masks in indoor settings for students and staff.
Public health officials work to stay ahead of testing need
More kids are contracting COVID amid delta surge
Central Peninsula Hospital was operating at a 112% occupancy rate Wednesday morning.
Some parents said they will keep their kids home if masks are required; others say they’ll keep their kids home if masks aren’t required.
The revisions come as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Alaska and on the Kenai Peninsula.
The state announced another 1,473 positive COVID cases over the weekend.
The state announced 702 new positive COVID cases Friday.
In their weekly press briefing, health officials worked to clarify FDA approval processes and misconceptions about alternative treatments for COVID.
Health workers approach 18 months caring for COVID patients — and they’re tired.
“The hospital has been over capacity for basically the month of August,” an official said.
The peninsula continues to lag behind most other regions in percentage of fully vaccinated.