COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports record number of new COVID-19 cases

933 new cases.

The state health department announced on Saturday a new single-day record of COVID-19 cases.

A total of 933 new COVID-19 cases were counted, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Of those new cases, 908 are residents of Alaska and 25 are nonresidents.

Anchorage, 298, and Wasilla, 177, accounted for over half of the new cases. Fairbanks, 89; the Bethel Census Area, 39; Kenai, 36; Palmer, 35; North Pole, 34; Soldotna, 33; the Kusilvak Census Area, 24; Eagle River, 22; Kodiak, 19; Bethel, 12; Fairbanks North Star Borough, 12; and Delta Junction, 11; also tallied double-digit, single-day increases, according to state data.

[State adds 20 total coronavirus-related deaths in 2 days]

Of the resident cases, 555 are male, 348 are female and five are of unknown gender, according to the state. The plurality of new cases, 187, were among people aged 30-39, according to state data. The next highest number of cases, 185, was among people in their 20s. Of the new cases 19 are among people 80 and older.

All regions in Alaska are in high alert status with widespread community transmission occurring, according to the state.

City and Borough of Juneau’s COVID-19 dashboard, which was updated on Saturday, shows no new cases, 72 active cases and no COVID-19 patients at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

There have now been 34,9633 cases among residents and 1,308 cases among nonresidents, according to state data.

The state also added another death to its total on Saturday. The deceased was an Anchorage women in her 70s, according to DHSS. That brings the state’s total to 142.

Additionally, the state reported five new hospitalizations. Those bring the total of Alaskans hospitalized with COVID-19 to 784, according to state data. As of Saturday, there were 164 COVID-19-related hospitalizations, according to the state.

• Contact Ben Hohenstatt at (907)308-4895 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com.

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