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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: Hospitalizations remain relatively steady from last week

There were 83 people with COVID-19, including one person on a ventilator, hospitalized in Alaska as of Wednesday, according to the state health department.

Here are other highlights from this week’s updated COVID-19 data from the Alaska Department of Health:

• The hospitalizations reported Wednesday were down slightly from the previous week, when 85 people were hospitalized with the virus. But that’s still higher than two weeks ago, when 67 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized.

• The state health department did not report any new COVID-19 deaths.

• In Alaska, 2,946 new cases were reported over a seven-day period, a decrease from 3,815 cases reported last week. That data doesn’t include at-home tests, which have become increasingly popular but don’t get reported.

• Alaska’s seven-day case rate per 100,000 now ranks eighth among U.S. states, according to a CDC tracker.

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• Statewide, 71.9% of people age 5 and older had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 cases in Alaska
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