More than 200 COVID-19 cases reported Sunday; most are in Alaska residents – Anchorage Daily News

Thirty-five people with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized and another eight individuals who might have the infection are in the hospital.

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Sunday marks the citys greatest boost in cases reported in a single day. In the Anchorage Borough, 958 individuals were presently infected with the infection since Sunday.

The infection was presented to the processing plant by a staff member who contracted COVID-19 through community spread, the city composed.

Cases have actually continued to considerably rise throughout Anchorage, statewide and throughout the country. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz restricted capabilities on bars, restaurants and entertainment centers Friday in an effort to curb the infection from additional dispersing. The limitations likewise limit the variety of people enabled to collect in groups.

The Anchorage Health Department revealed Saturday that there was a COVID-19 exposure on July 17 at the Anchorage Samoan Assembly of God in the Mountain View area. If they experience even moderate symptoms, the department recommended individuals who were at the church on that day need to monitor for symptoms for 14 days following the exposure and get evaluated.

Of the brand-new cases announced in citizens Sunday, there are 154 cases in Anchorage, 9 in Fairbanks, 3 in Eagle River, 2 each in North Pole, Palmer, Juneau, Wrangell and an area in the Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon area, and one case each was reported in Chugiak, Homer, the Yukon-Koyukuk location, Houston, Wasilla, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales-Hyder location, Sitka and Unalaska.

Officials reported 34 non-resident cases Sunday in Seward, 3 in Fairbanks and one in Ketchikan. Seven of the cases were marked as “unknown” by DHSS.

In states such as Florida, California and Texas, healthcare facilities have become overwhelmed by huge spikes in COVID-19 clients. The case numbers have actually continued to rise throughout the nation during the last month. More than 4 million Americans have contracted COVID-19 and over 145,000 have actually died of the infection as of Sunday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Twenty Alaskans have actually passed away of the virus given that the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 115 Alaskans hospitalized because of COVID-19 because March.

This is the first church to be included to the health departments list of prospective exposures. The list also consists of dining establishments and bars.

Since Sunday, 950 people in the state have actually recovered from the infection because the pandemic started, although 2,132 COVID-19 cases are active.

Alaska health officials reported 231 brand-new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, marking the very first day the state has actually seen a single-day increase of more than 200 cases.

The City and Borough of Juneau revealed ahead of the state that 21 seafood processor staff members checked favorable for COVID-19 Saturday. In total, 61 Alaska Glacier Seafoods employees have tested favorable for COVID-19 since July 14. Forty more staff members are awaiting test outcomes, the city wrote in an online declaration.

The seafood workers are all in seclusion and contact examinations are ongoing, the city stated. The city did another round of testing on the 100 employees on July 22.

Officials in Juneau also announced 16 individuals evaluated favorable for the virus unrelated to the seafood processing plant Saturday. The cases are most likely due to neighborhood spread travel and secondary transmission, health officials in Juneau stated.

The state has performed more than 207,000 tests since March, according to DHSS. Approximately 1.9% of all COVID-19 tests were positive throughout the last three days.

The brand-new cases include 186 Alaskans and 45 non-residents, according to the Department of Health and Social Services. Five more people were hospitalized with COVID-19, with an overall of 35 individuals hospitalized with confirmed cases statewide and another eight under investigation. No brand-new deaths were reported.

Outbreaks of COVID-19 in the seafood market have actually multiplied in previous weeks. Ninety-six seafood employees in Seward tested favorable for the infection last week. A factory trawler carrying 85 infected team members took a trip to Seward from Unalaska recently to dock prior to sending the contaminated workers to Anchorage to quarantine.

Since Sunday, Alaska had reported 3,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alaska, according to the DHSS coronavirus control panel. More than two-thirds of the cases are presently active.

Anchorages most current constraints were put in place out of issue that health centers might not have the ability to maintain if case counts continue to rise. The states extensive care system beds were nearly half complete Sunday, with 86 out of the 169 systems open. Majority of the states 1,400 inpatient beds were filled Sunday, with 850 inhabited.

The brand-new cases include 186 Alaskans and 45 non-residents, according to the Department of Health and Social Services. Five more individuals were hospitalized with COVID-19, with an overall of 35 individuals hospitalized with validated cases statewide and another eight under examination. Cases have actually continued to dramatically increase throughout Anchorage, statewide and throughout the nation. Anchorages most recent restrictions were put in place out of issue that healthcare facilities might not be able to keep up if case counts continue to increase. The case numbers have continued to rise throughout the nation throughout the last month.