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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: State reports another week of declining cases and hospitalizations

There were 34 COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Alaska as of Wednesday, according to the state health department. Hospitalizations were down from the previous week, when 37 COVID-positive patients were reported.

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

• The state health department reported no additional COVID-19 deaths among residents. There have been 1,329 COVID-19 deaths reported among Alaska residents since the beginning of the pandemic.

• In Alaska, 800 new cases were reported over a seven-day period, a decrease from 1,111 cases reported last week. That data doesn’t include at-home tests, which don’t get reported.

• Alaska’s seven-day case rate per 100,000 fell to 32nd among U.S. states, according to a CDC tracker.

• Statewide, 68.1% 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.

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Note: The state health department said that it will no longer release a weekly COVID-19 data overview on Wednesdays, but it will continue to produce a weekly update on COVID-19 and flu that contains similar information.

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