Alaska DHSS reported today 1,270 new cases of COVID-19 across the state of Alaska. Of those new cases, 1,234 were new resident cases and 473 were in the Municipality of Anchorage.
10 additional residents were also reported, bringing the total number of Alaskans who have died as a result of the virus to 556.
Statewide there are 203 individuals reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19.
In the Municipality of Anchorage, DHSS reported 99 patients were hospitalized with the virus. This number does not reflect any patients hospitalized who are “suspected” of being infected with the virus as the Anchorage Health Department ceased reporting that data to the Municipal COVID Dashboard last Saturday.
Only 16 adult ICU beds were reported as available throughout the state. In Anchorage, only 1 adult ICU bed was reported as being available and in neighboring Matsu, no adult ICU beds were reported as being available.
Data from the Alaska DHSS modeling application appears to show a steepening curve of increasing cases unfolding in the Municipality of Anchorage. The curve began to steepen in July just after Mayor Bronson took office.
While much of the country is seeing a decline in the number of new COVID cases, Alaska’s new COVID cases continue to climb.
Thus far, Mayor Bronson has refused to enact any meaningful steps to curb the spread of the virus, instead opting to issue a press release in which he attempted to backtrack his defense of Holocaust imagery used by members of his “Save Anchorage” supporters to protest masks and vaccines.