KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Public Health recorded 11 new positive test results for COVID-19 between Friday evening and late Monday afternoon, with 115 cases reported as active as of Monday, according to the local Public Health data dashboard.
One person was listed as hospitalized locally on Monday.
A total of 115 new positive test results were recorded in the past seven days, resulting in a seven-day average weekly incident rate per 100,000 population of 840.83, according to Public Health.
Of those 115 cases, 40 were determined to be from close contact, four from travel, 20 from community spread and three in a congregate setting. Another 15 cases were reported as having been lost to contact, according to Public Health. Fifty-one of the 115 cases involved individuals who were not vaccinated; 15 who were not eligible for vaccination and 38 who were fully vaccinated. The vaccination status of 11 of the individuals was unknown.
The Metlakatla Indian Community reported Monday that all 13 COVID-19 tests conducted produced negative results. No tests were conducted Saturday, according to the Annette Island Service Unit, but one resident traveler tested positive off-island.
“The cumulative COVID-19 case count for Metlakatla residents, including those residents that tested positive while traveling, is 74,” according to the announcement posted late Monday afternoon on the Metlakatla Indian Community’s Facebook page. “Of the 74 cases, we have two active cases off island.”
The MIC alert level remains at 0, according to the announcement.
Statewide case information
The State of Alaska reported 1,473 new cases of COVID-19 from Friday through Sunday, while statewide hospitalizations reached a new peak of 210 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
Accounting for another 10 patients who are considered as under investigation for COVID-19, there were 220 Covid-related hospitalizations statewide as of Sunday, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Thirty-three patients were on ventilators.
Statewide, 100 of the 122 adult ICU beds in Alaska were occupied, according to DHSS
Of the 1,473 new cases recorded during the three-day span, 810 were recorded on Friday, 383 on Saturday and 280 on Sunday, according to DHSS. Forty-two of the cases involved nonresidents.
Communities in which 10 or more resident cases were recorded included Anchorage (499), Fairbanks (197), Wasilla (124), Palmer (77), Eagle River (75), North Slope Borough (69), North Pole (52), Juneau (36), Bethel Census Area (26), Chugiak (23), Kenai (20), Soldotna (20), Nome Census Area (16), Ketchikan (15), Kodiak (14), Utqiagvik (13) and Seward (12).
Other Southeast Alaska areas recording resident cases during that period were Craig (six); Haines and the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area (two each); and Douglas, Sitka, Skagway and Wrangell (one each).
Areas recording cases involving nonresidents were Wasilla (10); Fairbanks (six); Juneau (three); Nome and Prudhoe bay (two apiece) and Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak, Seward and a location under investigation (one each).
The average daily percentage of positive tests during the three-day span was 9.25%.
One death was recorded, involving an Anchorage man in his 80s, according to DHSS.
The statewide alert level, which is based on the number of reported cases per 100,000 people during the previous seven days (567.6), continues to be at the high level.
— Compiled by Daily News Staff Writer Scott Bowlen