FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced five new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska Sunday, none of which were reported in Fairbanks. The last reported case in Fairbanks was April 11, per DHSS, as the community has now experienced over a week without a new case.
The five new cases were among three communities: Anchorage (3), Palmer (1) and Petersburg (1). The updated numbers bring Alaska's total count to 319 cases.
The cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 18 and reflect data posted at noon Sunday at on coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com., according to the press release.
Details of the new cases include; three of them being male, two female, two are aged 30-39 one is 40-49 and two are aged 60-69. The state has seen 36 hospitalizations and nine deaths to date. Six new recovered cases were reported Saturday, bringing the state total to 153.
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