Alaska reports 445 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

  • Source: KTUU-TV NBC 2 Anchorage
  • Published: 11/19/2021 12:00 AM

The Alaska health department reported 445 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with no new deaths. All but three of the new cases were found among Alaskan residents. With a case rate of 369.5 per 100,000 residents, according to the Centers for Disease Control, Alaska is currently ninth-highest in the nation in new COVID-19 cases per capita over the last week, a category it once led. Michigan leads the nation with 589.3 cases per 100,000 over the previous seven days. An additional 75 positive cases have been added to the accumulative total since the pandemic began, giving Alaska 142,203 total cases. The state reported no additional deaths on Thursday. Since the pandemic began in Alaska in March 2020, the state has recorded a total of 812 Alaska residents whose deaths have been COVID-19 related, as well as 30 nonresidents.


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