By Monday, the Alaska state health department reported 210 COVID-19 patients in Alaska hospitals — the most ever. 33 of them were on ventilators, according to APM.
Health care officials have also cautioned that the true number of hospitalizations is likely even higher because the state’s data doesn’t include some long-term coronavirus patients.
Hospital workers have continued to sound the alarm about the unrelenting surge of COVID-19, driven by the delta variant, straining capacity. All of Anchorage’s adult ICU beds were listed as full Monday afternoon, according to state data.
And, Alaska ranked second of all US states on Monday for the largest increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the prior two weeks, only behind North Dakota.