This image provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

This image provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Statewide COVID-19 cases hit new single-day high

City announces 5.

New COVID-19 cases hit a new single-day high, the state on Monday announced.

Statewide, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced 197 new cases on Monday. Of those cases 194 are residents and three are nonresidents, according to state data.

Of the newly reported cases, more than half —102 cases —were in Anchorage. However, the cases were reported across 18 communities and double-digit single-day increases were reported for Fairbanks, 40; North Pole, 15; and Eagle River, 10.

In a news release, the state noted 14-day average case rate — 16.3 cases per 100,000 people — and percent positivity — 4.19% for a seven-day rolling average — were also at all-time highs.

The state recommends wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and regular hand washing. It advises against being in crowded or confined spaces, riding in cars with people who you do not live with and being aware of COVID-19 symptoms.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, breathing trouble, sore throat, muscle pain and loss of taste or smell. Most people develop only mild symptoms. Some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms that can be fatal.

So far, 58 Alaskans have died with COVID-19, according to state data. No new deaths were reported on Monday.

Locally, new cases were reported Monday, but there was far less of a spike, as City and Borough of Juneau announced five new cases over a several-day period.

Four of the people who tested positive for the illness are residents and one is a nonresident, the city said in a news release. Of the resident cases, Public Health attributes two to close contact with a known case of COVID-19, one to out of state travel and one is under investigation. The nonresident is in the mining sector, according to the city.

The five new cases represent the total from over the weekend and Monday, according to the city. Three cases came in late Friday, one over the weekend and one on Monday.

Juneau has now had 307 resident cases since March, according to city data, and 101 nonresident cases. There are 26 known active cases and all people known to be active cases are isolation, according to the city.

• Contact Ben Hohenstatt at (907)308-4895 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @BenHohenstatt

More in News

The site of the future Glory Hall at the corner of Teal Street and Alpine Avenue in the Mendenhall Valley. Co-located will be the Southeast Community Services Center, forming and integrated campus, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Trust donates $150K to Juneau community services center

The structure will be a hub for many of Juneau’s community-oriented nonprofits.

Hand sanitizer and declaration forms for out-of-state arrivals to the Juneau International Airport on Oct. 12, 2020. An update to the state's travel mandates and to the way tests from the airport are processed, out-of-state arrivals must now register both with the state's traveler website and a private lab's website. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
City announces new requirements for out-of-state arrivals

Updated travel mandate changes process.

This is a police car.
Police calls for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

teeaassee
Firefighters respond to a Friday night fire

At about 10:30 p.m., CCFR responded to a residential fire on the 8000 block of Thunder Street.

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska. (courtesy photo)
Election 2020: A conversation with U.S. House Rep. Don Young

The congressman discusses economics, oil and the stimulus

This is a police car.  It has always been a police car.
Police calls for Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Capital Transit is tightening passenger limits in response to raised community risk levels, Oct. 22, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Risk level means new limits for city buses

Fewer passengers will be allowed in busses and vans.

This is a police car.  It has always been a police car.
Police calls for Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Most Read