KETCHIKAN (KDN) — One new positive COVID-19 test result in Ketchikan was announced Tuesday by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.
The individual is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, stated the release distributed Tuesday.
After receiving a positive test result, the individual — who, as of Tuesday evening, was asymptomatic — began isolating.
Public Health officials have initiated a contact tracing investigation.
The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Ketchikan is 47. Forty-two of those cases involve individuals who are residents of Ketchikan or who are remaining in Ketchikan for work, while the remaining five cases involve individuals who did not isolate in Ketchikan. Ten cases are still active in the community, stated the EOC.
Statewide, 127 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, along with one new death and four hospitalizations, the DHSS announced.
The sole COVID-19 death involved a Fairbanks man in his 40s, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. It was not stated if the man had pre-existing health conditions.
The number of COVID-19 deaths stands at 22 as of midnight Monday.
The four hospitalizations announced on Monday raised the cumulative total of hospitalizations to 120. Forty-four of the total hospitalizations are current, and of that number, 26 individuals are hospitalized as COVID-19 patients. The remaining eight individuals are classified as "persons under investigation" by the DHSS.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough accounted for one of the 110 resident cases announced Monday.
Anchorage recorded 71 of the 110 resident cases on Monday.
Eagle River and Juneau each accounted for two, and Fairbanks counted five cases.
Other areas to announce cases include Chugiak and Wasilla (three each); Kenai, Palmer and Seward (two each); and Cordova, Homer, North Pole, Soldotna, Utqiagvik, the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, and the Yakutat Borough plus the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area (one each).
The total number of resident COVID-19 cases in Alaska is now 2,729, stated the DHSS.
A total of 1,871 cases remain active.
Twenty-seven nonresident cases were announced Monday.
Eleven of the cases were detected in an area undisclosed by the DHSS as of Tuesday afternoon. Of the 11 cases, one involves a visitor. The other 10 cases remain under investigation.
Anchorage counted three nonresident cases, all involving individuals of an unidentified industry, stated the DHSS.
The Juneau City and Borough detected three cases involving seafood industry workers.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough also identified three cases; two of the cases involve seafood industry workers in Seward, while the third remains under investigation.
The Valdez-Cordova Census Area tallied two cases involving Valdez seafood industry workers.
Two cases were counted in Wasilla, and are being investigated by the DHSS.
The combined Bristol Bay and Lake and Peninsula Boroughs counted one case involving an individual of an undisclosed industry.
Willow tallied one case involving a visitor, and Big Lake counted one case that remains under investigation.
The total number of nonresident cases in Alaska is now 621.
Across Alaska, 213,836 COVID-19 tests have been conducted.