KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska on Friday announced a total of 114 new positive results for COVID-19, with one new death and five new hospitalizations on Thursday.
An Anchorage man in his 70s died of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The man had underlying health conditions.
The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Alaska remains 23 after one death — previously classified as a state resident who died in Alaska — was removed from the total number.
The DHSS stated that the case was removed because the individual died in another state.
The death has been recorded for the other state in the National Center for Health Statistics' records.
The five hospitalizations recorded Thursday raised the total number of Alaska hospitalizations to 133, according to the DHSS. Of the cumulative total, 28 individuals are actively hospitalized as COVID-19 positive patients. An additional 12 people currently are hospitalized as patients who are being investigated for COVID-19.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough did not record a new resident case on Thursday or Friday, although one individual who had been hospitalized with COVID-19 had been discharged and "is back at home," according to the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center. The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Ketchikan stands at 47. Of those cases, 42 involved Ketchikan residents or someone who is residing in Ketchikan for employment purposes. Five cases remain active in Ketchikan.
Anchorage recorded 73 positive test results on Thursday, accounting for over half of the 108 resident cases statewide announced on Friday.
Other areas to record new positive results include Fairbanks (11); Wasilla (five); Eagle River and the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (three each); Kenai, North Pole and Palmer (two each); and Valdez, Big Lake, Houston, Juneau, Unalaska, the Valdez-Cordova Census Area and the Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon census area (one per area).
As of midnight Thursday, the total number of COVID-19 cases involving Alaska residents stood at 2,990, according to DHSS data.
As of midnight Thursday, active cases stood at 2,069.
Ketchikan accounted for one nonresident case in the Thursday case summary from the DHSS. The DHSS stated that the case involved an individual in the tourism industry.
Juneau tallied one nonresident case involving a seafood industry worker.
Valdez and the Wasilla each recorded one positive test result in a nonresident, although the industry of the individuals involved have not yet been released by the DHSS.
Two of the nonresident cases from Thursday have not yet been classified in location or industry.
The total number of nonresident cases in Alaska stood at 687 as of midnight Thursday.
Statewide, a total of 233,106 COVID-19 tests have been conducted.
The percentage of positive test results for the last three days is 2.52%, stated the DHSS.
In Ketchikan, a total of 9,382 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date, with 154 tests pending results.