Although the number of patients and hospitalizations in Alaska is still lower than they were, they peak in November and December. But the state’s average daily sickness rate has been trending higher in the past few weeks. Many regions in the state remain in the highest alert category based on current per capita infection rates.
The first identified new strains of the coronavirus were discovered in South Africa in Alaska, according to a report published this week by the state health agency. This is because the new COVID-19 vaccine is less effective against it.
So far, 75 cases of the five strains of the coronavirus have been identified through testing and grading efforts in Alaska, according to the latest weekly report from the state. Health workers continue to encourage Alaskan residents to wear veils in public places, avoid large gatherings, wash their hands frequently and get vaccinated against COVID-19 to prevent further epidemics.
Alaska in March became the first state in the country to grant immunization rights to anyone aged 16 or older who lives or works in the state. You can go to covidvax.alaska.gov or call 907-646-3322 to register for a vaccine appointment. New appointments are added regularly. Phone lines are staffed from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM on weekdays and 9 AM-4:30 PM on weekends.
By wednesday 261,525 people – about 43% of Alaska eligible for vaccination – received at least the first dose, according to the state’s Vaccine Monitoring Control Panel at least 194,853 – about 33% of Alaska residents aged 16. Years and over are considered fully immunized.
By Wednesday, 44 people were confirmed or suspected of COVID-19 in hospitals across the state, well below the peak in late 2020, but part of a small increase in recent weeks.
Of 217 The case reported in Alaska residents on Wednesday included 77 in Anchorage, six in Shuki Ak, 17 in Eagle River and one in Girdwood. One of the homer; Two Kenai; One of the Nikiski; The one in Seward; Six in Soldotna; Two in sterling; Six in Fairbanks plus three in the North Pole; Two locations in Delta Junction; One in the Big Lake; 16 in Palmer; 54 in Wasilla; Five in Juneau; The one in Ketchikan; Two in Sitka; And another place in Dillingham
Among the more than 1,000 smaller communities that are not named for protection of privacy are two in the Kenai Peninsula constituency, one in Denali Borough; One of the Fairbanks North Star Borough; One of the Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon; And another in the western census zone of the Aleutians.
In addition, six uninhabited cases were reported: one in Sikta; Three in Juneau; And two more in the unidentified region of the state.
Although people may be tested more than once. But each case reported by the state health authority is representative only.
State data did not say whether people who tested positive for COVID-19 would have symptoms. More than half of all infections in this country are transmitted from people who are asymptomatic.