KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health officials recorded 37 COVID-19 cases between Friday and Monday evenings, while 105 cases were still considered active infections.

Regarding local hospitalization counts, the Ketchikan Public Health-maintained community information dashboard showed six people hospitalized as of its update at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

A separate PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center dashboard, which reports the previous day's hospitalizations by 11 a.m. the following day, showed eight people still were hospitalized when it updated by 11 a.m. Monday.

Ketchikan’s seven-day average of newly identified cases per 100,000 individuals was measured as 679.97, according to the dashboard.

Public health officials have counted 93 cases locally in the past seven days and 199 cases in the past 14 days.

The full Ketchikan Public Health information dashboard can be found at www.kgbak.us/913/COVID-19-Response.

Schoenbar Middle

 School update

A COVID-19 case involving a “member of the Schoenbar Middle School family” who last attended school on Wednesday was announced on social media by the school Monday afternoon.

“Known close contacts from school will be contacted by SMS administration, public health or KGBSD nurses,” the announcement read.

Schoenbar’s schedule on Tuesday will not be affected by the case.

Metlakatla update

Two of 10 tests conducted in Metlakatla on Monday returned positive results, while three cases were reclassified as recovered, according to a Monday evening announcement from the Metlakatla Indian Community.

Metlakatla remained at Community Alert Level 2.

As of Monday, seven cases were active in the community.

"Please remember to be kind to one another," the MIC notice read. "Thank you for continuing to wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands as we work together to keep Metlakatla healthy and safe."

Prince of Wales Island update

As of Monday afternoon, there were no active COVID-19 cases recorded on Prince of Wales Island.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 442 virus cases have been counted on the island, according to the message posted late Monday afternoon on the Craig Public Health COVID-19 hotline.  

Statewide case information

The state’s Department of Health and Social Services tallied a total of 750 cases between Friday and Sunday.

Of those cases, 744 were Alaskans and six were nonresidents.

Areas where DHSS tallied 10 or more resident cases between Friday and Sunday included Anchorage (200), the Greater Wasilla Area (94), Fairbanks (72), North Slope Borough (35), Ketchikan (34), Eagle River (25), the Greater Palmer Area and the Bethel Census Area (23 each), the Northwest Arctic Borough and North Slope (22 apiece), Kenai (18), Petersburg (17), Soldotna (13), Bethel and Chugiak (12 each), Juneau and Kotzebue (11 each), and the Copper River Census Area (10).

Other Southeast communities to count new cases included the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area (six), Metlakatla (five), Wrangell (four), Sitka (two) and Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon (one), according to the DHSS information.

Nonresident cases were logged in Anchorage (four) and Nome and the North Slope Borough (one each).

Alaska’s test positivity rate was measured at 5.8% on Sunday — above the 5% threshold that signifies proper levels of testing, but a lower rate than has been recorded for more than three months.

As of Sunday, 54.8% of Alaskans aged 5 or older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. While three COVID-19 vaccinations are approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Janssen — only a pediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available to those between 5 and 11 years old.

About 60.6% of Alaskans aged 5 or older were considered fully vaccinated as of Sunday, according to DHSS.

The Juneau region continued to have the highest rate of residents with at least one dose (74%), while the Matanuska-Susitna region had the lowest rate, 39%.

The City and Borough of Sitka had the highest rate of youth aged between 12 and 18 years old with at least one dose —  91.5%, according to online DHSS information.

In the past seven days, 36,217 tests have been administered statewide.

Hospital status information

Less than 10% of hospitalizations in the state on Sunday were related to COVID-19, according to the DHSS information.

As of midnight Sunday, 117 individuals were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases, while five others were hospitalized and being investigated for virus positivity.

Thirteen patients were using ventilators to breathe.

The intensive care unit at Alaska Native Medical Center was closed, while adult ICUs were near capacity at Alaska Regional Hospital and Providence Alaska Medical Center, according to a DHSS-maintained hospital information hub.

The ICUs at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital were listed as open.

Southeast region hospitals — such as those in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Petersburg and Wrangell — did not provide new updates to DHSS on Monday.

— Compiled by Daily News Staff Writer Raegan Miller