Rashah McChesney of KTOO Juneau reports hundreds of people, including dozens of school-aged children, from 24 Alaska communities tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.
Between Friday and Saturday, 229 people were identified as COVID-19-positive. The majority of them, 117, are from Anchorage, though 43 Fairbanks residents also tested positive for the virus.
State health officials also announced that four more people had died from the virus. All of the new deaths were Anchorage residents. Two men and one woman, died recently. The other man died in August – but the state wasn’t informed immediately.
Hospitals around the state reported that 50 people with the virus are currently being treated, 7 of them are on ventilators.
COVID data for Alaska is found at https://coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com/.