State confirms 91 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Health said 2,797 residents and 645 nonresidents have tested positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic.

    The Wednesday report showed 854 patients have recovered, 1,921 active cases, 125 people hospitalized, and 22 deaths since the pandemic hit.

    The report showed 1,340 active cases on July 22.

    The report also showed 892 hospital beds are in use and 557 available.

    There are 90 intensive care beds in use and 79 beds are available.

    There are 29 ventilators in use, three for COVID-19 patients, and 257 available.

    34 people are currently hospitalized and have tested COVID-19 positive.  11 people in the hospital are under investigation for having the virus.

    New resident cases Wednesday included 53 in Anchorage, five on the Kenai Peninsula, one in Valdez-Cordova, two in Fairbanks, four in Wasilla, one in Juneau and one on Prince of Wales Island.

    New nonresident cases included four in Juneau, two in Palmer, 14 on the Kenai Peninsula and one in Valdez.

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