870 total new Covid cases reported on Friday

The state’s COVID numbers are bouncing around more than members of the Bronson Administration, and while data shows that Alaska is experiencing a decline in new cases, it doesn’t appear we’re out of the woods just yet.

Today, Alaska DHSS announced a total of 870 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional resident death.

Overall, statewide hospitalizations appear to be decreasing but still remain high. 150 hospitalizations were reported today in addition to 25 individuals on ventilators. 26 staffed adult ICU beds were also reported as being available across the state.

In Anchorage, 69 individuals infected with the virus were reported as being hospitalized, 13 individuals were on ventilators and 8 staffed adult ICU beds were reported as being available.

In neighboring Mat-Su, where they’ve had a rough go of it since the COVID resurgence, 32 patients are currently hospitalized, 10 patients are on ventilators and 1 staffed adult ICU bed was reported as being available.

Data from the state’s modeling application looks promising, showing a decline in the number of new cases statewide and within the Municipality of Anchorage.

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