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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: State reports drop in cases compared with previous week

There were 80 COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Alaska as of Wednesday, according to the state health department. That includes five people with COVID-19 who are on a ventilator.

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

• The hospitalizations reported Wednesday were up slightly from the previous week, when 78 COVID-positive people were hospitalized.

• The state health department reported no additional COVID-19 deaths among residents.

• In Alaska, 1,988 new cases were reported over a seven-day period, a decrease from 2,435 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-highest among U.S. states, according to a CDC tracker.

• Statewide, 68% of Alaskans six months and older had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 28.3% had received at least one booster shot.

COVID-19 cases in Alaska