Covid cases continue to rise

Aug 6, 2020

Credit State of Alaska Dept. Health and Social Services

    On the Kenai Peninsula in the past week there have been 33 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed. Homer led the borough with 11 new cases, followed by Kenai and Soldotna with nine each, while Seward had four, not counting non-resident seafood worker cases.

    According to figures provided by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Anchorage had the vast majority of the state’s 755 new cases with 505. Infections rose 30 percent this week.

    Four times as many people were hospitalized in July than June.

    The majority of cases continue to be in people 20 to 39 years of age.

    The state continues to advise people to avoid gatherings, wear masks in public places and keep six feet of distance from non-household members.