The outbreak at a Juneau seafood processor has expanded as Alaska has another record-high COVID-19 count – KTOO

The COVID-19 break out at a regional seafood processing plant has broadened. Tests of more than 100 employees at Alaska Glacier Seafoods revealed that 26 more people have the virus, according to a City and District of Juneau press release.

9 employees of the plant tested favorable last week. Its not clear the number of the brand-new cases are residents and the number of are non-residents. However theyre all currently in seclusion, according to the city.

Its not clear how many of the brand-new cases are residents and how many are non-residents. Anchorage continues to lead the state in the number of cases, with 36 resident cases reported there and four more cases in Eagle River. The Yukon-Koyukon Census Area, which has a population of around 5,230, had 10 brand-new cases. That put the area at the top of the average case count over the last week, with an average of 15.8 cases per 100,000 homeowners.

Workers get rid of the bones from salmon fillets at Alaska Glacier Seafoods Auke Bay processing plant (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO).

That number does consist of 36 nonresident seafood workers in the Aleutians West Census Area, according to state information.

And another individual was hospitalized as physicians caution that number is likely to rise in the coming weeks and experts alert that cities might reach medical facility capability earlier than prepared for under current patterns. That brings the total number of Alaskans currently hospitalized with COVID-19 to 27, just one of whom is on a ventilator.

Statewide, there were a record 121 brand-new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, though Juneaus 26 new cases are not consisted of because total. The city reported those prior to the state did.

While Anchorage has had the bulk of the new cases, Fairbanks has a higher case rate based upon population size over the last two weeks, with approximately 9.38 cases per 100,000 individuals. The Kenai Peninsula Borough, which had seven brand-new cases the other day, is even higher, with 9.79 cases per 100,000 people.

Keep in mind: This is a developing story and will be updated when additional information ends up being readily available.

Not all of the test outcomes have actually been reported yet from the 113 employees who were evaluated on Wednesday. According to Robert Barr with Juneaus Emergency Operations, they are waiting on outcomes from 10 to 15 tests.

The cases also included 82 resident cases, the second-highest number of residents to evaluate positive in a day.

Fairbanks North Star Borough had 9, and Wasilla had seven, Juneau had 4, and other smaller neighborhoods comprising the remainder of the new cases.

Anchorage continues to lead the state in the variety of cases, with 36 resident cases reported there and four more cases in Eagle River. The Yukon-Koyukon Census Area, which has a population of around 5,230, had 10 new cases. That put the location at the top of the average case count over the recently, with an average of 15.8 cases per 100,000 citizens.

That location includes the countrys busiest fishing port of Unalaska, where numerous seafood processors are based. It is presently uncertain where the outbreak was based and whether it was restricted to one processor.