Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in three Alaska communities; one new nonresident case

June 15, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced three new cases of COVID-19 in residents of three communities: Anchorage (1), Soldotna (1) and Wasilla (1). This brings the total number of Alaska cases to 664.

One new nonresident case was also identified yesterday in a seafood industry worker in the Aleutians East Census Area. This brings the total number of nonresident cases to 76.

Of the new Alaska cases, one is male and two are female. One is aged 30-39; one is aged 40-49 and one is aged 70-79. There have been a total of 53 hospitalizations and 12 deaths with one new hospitalization and no new deaths reported yesterday. Recovered cases now total 417, with six new recovered cases recorded yesterday. A total of 74,437 tests have been conducted. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous three days is 0.62%.

This report reflects data from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on June 14 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub. Please note that upon further investigation and interviews, data points for cases – such as the date and residence – may on occasion change on the data dashboard after they are announced.

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