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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 58 new cases, no new deaths reported over the weekend

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Alaska on Monday reported 58 new coronavirus infections identified over the weekend, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.

Alaska’s average daily case counts have been trending down significantly statewide.

By Monday, roughly 54% of the state’s population age 12 and older had received at least their first dose of the vaccine, while 48% of residents 12 and older were fully vaccinated.

On Monday, 21 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized in the state.

In total, 366 Alaskans and seven nonresidents with COVID-19 have died since the pandemic reached the state last spring. Alaska’s death rate per capita remains among the lowest in the country, though the state’s size, health care system and other factors complicate national comparisons.

Over the weekend, there were 55 new cases reported among residents, including: 18 in Anchorage; four in Fairbanks; four in Nome; four in Wasilla; three in Hooper Bay; three in Juneau; three in Ketchikan; two in Eagle River; two in the Nome Census Area; two in Palmer; two in Utqiaġvik; one in the Chugach Census Area; one in Chugiak; one in the Copper River Census Area; one in Dillingham; one in Homer; one in Kodiak; one in the Northwest Arctic Borough and one in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

There were also three new non-resident cases, including one in Juneau; one in Seward and one in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area.

— Morgan Krakow