Hospitalizations see uptick; COVID cases still declining

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According to the Alaska COVID-19 Data Hub, updated Wednesday, 40 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19. No patients are on ventilators. This is an increase from last week, when DOH reported that 31 patients were hospitalized. This is the first increase in hospitalizations reported by the state in roughly a month, following three straight weeks of declining numbers.

According to state data, as of Wednesday, one patient was hospitalized in the Gulf Coast region, which includes the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak and the Chugach census area. This is down from four, the number that has been reported for the last three weeks.

The state reported no new resident deaths from COVID-19

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