Governor Michael J. Dunleavy – Press Briefing on COVID-19
July 7, 2020 5 pm
CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Monday, July 6, 2020 DHSS today announced 30 people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 28 are residents in seven communities: Anchorage (19), Fairbanks (3), North Pole (2), Kenai (1), Seward (1), Sterling (1) and Wasilla (1). The total number of Alaska cases is now 1,166. Two new nonresidents were also identified in:
- City and Borough of Juneau: 1 unknown industry
- 1 unknown location and industry
The total number of nonresident cases is now 237. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) announced yesterday a passenger on the Alaska Marine Highway System tested positive for COVID-19. DHSS has determined the only close contact to be the person’s traveling companion. More details can be read in these press releases: DOT&PF and the City of Cordova. Of the 28 Alaska residents, 14 are male and 14 are female. Three are under the age of 10; one is aged 10-19; eight are aged 20-29; six are aged 30-39; five are aged 40-49; three are aged 50-59 and two are 60-69. Two new hospitalizations were reported yesterday for a total of 74 hospitalizations. The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association is reporting 16 people positive for COVID-19 who are hospitalized, which is the largest number reported thus far. In total, 25 hospitalized patients are either positive or are a person under investigation. There are 16 total deaths with no new deaths reported. Recovered cases now total 552, with four new recovered case recorded yesterday. A total of 128,330 tests have been conducted. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous three days is 1.42%. This report reflects data from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on July 5 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub.