Alaska on Wednesday reported 42 new coronavirus infections identified over two days, and no new deaths, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services.
As reported by Anchorage Daily News, Alaska’s average daily case counts have been trending down significantly statewide, and the state’s current statewide alert level is low. By Wednesday, roughly 54% of the state’s population age 12 and older had received at least their first dose of the vaccine, while 49% of residents 12 and older were considered fully vaccinated.
Alaska’s most-vaccinated region as of Wednesday was Juneau, with 70% of its eligible population vaccinated as of Wednesday. On Wednesday, there were 15 people with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 hospitalized around the state, including five who were on ventilators.
No new deaths were reported Wednesday. In total, 366 Alaskans and seven nonresidents with COVID-19 have died since the pandemic reached the state last spring. Alaska’s death rate per capita remains among the lowest in the country, though the state’s size, health care system and other factors complicate national comparisons.