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

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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