KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were recorded throughout six communities in Alaska on Thursday, according to a Friday statement from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough did not record a new case, while the municipality of Anchorage reported four new cases. Eagle River and Homer each detected two new cases, while Anchor Point, Nikiski and the Kenai Peninsula Borough identified one new case per community.
Of the cases recorded Thursday, three are male and eight are female.
Two of the individuals are between the ages of 20 and 29, an additional two are between 30 and 39 years old, and two more individuals are aged between 40 and 49. Four of the individuals are between 50 and 59 years old. One individual was reported as being between 70 and 79 years old.
One of the cases concerned an Alaska resident who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kotzebue, although the individual is not a resident of that community, according to the DHSS.
The statement also announced the detection of two new nonresident cases in the municipality of Anchorage.
One of the cases was detected in an individual who works in the seafood industry, while the second case involves a visitor to the state.
The total number of nonresident COVID-19 cases is now 43.
The statewide case total is 524, not counting the nonresident cases.
As of Thursday, there were no new hospitalizations or deaths, and the state total remains at 48 hospitalizations and 10 deaths.
Four individuals were reported to have recovered on Thursday, bringing the number of recovered cases to 380.
Statewide, a total of 60,990 COVID-19 tests have been administered.
In Ketchikan, a total of 1,574 tests had been administered as of Friday, according to the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center. Results from 163 of those tests were still pending.
Ketchikan’s total number of positive test results continues to stand at 16 cases, with all individuals involved reported as having recovererd, according to the EOC. The most recent positive result in Ketchikan occured on April 20.