Fairbanks Memorial Hospital reports first death from COVID-19

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) In a press release sent out Saturday Fairbanks Memorial Hospital confirmed its first death related to novel coronavirus.

The 73 year old passed away at the hospital and had underlying health conditions. The patient was admitted to the hospital on March 25th and passed away on April 3rd, 2020.

There will be a press briefing on Monday April 6th, 2020 that will provide further information.

13 new cases were reported statewide today and of those three are from the Fairbanks area. The total number of cases statewide is now 171 and the total cases in the Fairbanks area is 46.

For the latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.alaska.gov.

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