Seven new cases of COVID-19 announced in three Alaska communities

April 16, 2020 — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced seven new cases of COVID-19 in three Alaska communities – Anchorage (4), Kodiak (1), and Juneau (2). This brings the total case count in Alaska to 300.

These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 15 and reflect data posted at noon today on coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com.

The Kodiak case is the first case in the Kodiak Island Borough. Of the new cases, five are male and two are female. One is under the age of 10; two are aged 20-29; two are aged 30-39; one is aged 50-59; and one is aged 60-69. There have been a total of 35 hospitalizations and nine deaths with one new hospitalization and no new deaths yesterday.

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