Alaska records nearly 2,800 new COVID cases over the weekend, 4 deaths

Alaska recorded 2,792 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days and four deaths, according to APM. By Monday, there were 184 people with COVID-19 in Alaska hospitals, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services. 

State health leaders say this week’s data will better reveal whether Alaska is in fact past the peak of the latest, massive surge — or whether infections and hospitalizations have at least leveled off. Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink cautioned that even if they have, there is still a ton of COVID circulating in the state — specifically the highly contagious delta variant.

Alaska continues to rank as the U.S. state with the highest rate of COVID infections, according to data compiled by the New York Times.