The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 85 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, only two of which were among nonresidents. The state reported no additional deaths. Two nonresident cases were also reported — one in Homer and Prudhoe Bay. Cases are reported each weekday by DHSS, and reflect the number of cases reported to the state the day before. More than 60,000 Alaska residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to state data. The state has reported a total of 309 Alaska resident deaths related to the virus. The state continues to have one of the lowest death rates in the country when it comes to COVID-19.
A cumulative total of 1,378 Alaska residents have been hospitalized for COVID-19 so far. That includes people who have since recovered or since died. As of Tuesday, there were 37 people being actively hospitalized for COVID-19 across the state, along with one person being hospitalized for a suspected case.