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Monday, March 30, 2020

3/30/20 DHSS Press Release: Five new cases of COVID-19 detected in three Alaska Communities

Contact:  Clinton Bennett, DHSS, (907) 269-4996,
Five new cases of COVID-19 detected in three Alaska 
March 30, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 
(DHSS) today announced five new cases of COVID-19 in three Alaska communities – 
Anchorage (2), Fairbanks (2) and Palmer (1). This brings the case count total for Alaska 
to 119.
All of the new cases are in adults aged 30-59. Four are female and one is male. 
There are no new hospitalizations or deaths today.
So far the communities in Alaska that have had laboratory-confirmed cases include 
Anchorage (including JBER), Eagle River/Chugiak, Girdwood, Homer, Seward, Soldotna, 
Sterling, Fairbanks, North Pole, Palmer, Ketchikan and Juneau.
Stay informed
Alaska’s Response
  • Find more information about how to keep yourself and your family healthy at the 
  • DHSS webpage,
  • Visit the governor’s webpage on COVID-19 at
  • Visit on the Division of Homeland Security & Emergency 
  • Management webpage for Unified Command information, community press releases 
  • and other documents.
United States Response
Global Response

This press release covers new cases between March 29 at 3 p.m. and March 30 at 
3 p.m. when daily case counts are updated at


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