A second Anchor Point man has died as a result of infection from the Covid-19 virus. The death was announced today (Wednesday) by the City of Homer and the State Department of Health and Human Services.
State data show the unidentified man was in his 80s, and had been taken to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer last week where he was diagnosed with Covid-19 upon admittance, according to the announcement.
He was one of three new cases in the South Peninsula last week. He is the 10th Alaskan to die of the pandemic that has already killed more Americans than the Vietnam War. Another Anchor Point man died in April while in Seattle.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce said the death is “a somber reminder that we must continue to practice the safeguards against spreading this disease.”