Covid-19 Surge in Alaska

A record-breaking 13 new deaths were reported in Alaska on Tuesday. The new deaths bring the state total of deaths to 116 with one of those cases reported in a nonresident, according to KTUU.

In a case summary, DHSS said five of the deaths were recent. Along with the new deaths, the Department of Health and Social Services is reporting 583 new COVID-19 cases.

The new cases bring the state total of cases to 28,863 in residents and nonresidents.

DHSS says all regions of Alaska are at a high alert level for having over 10 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the last two weeks. The statewide average is currently 77 cases per 100,000.