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Monday, April 6, 2020

04/06/2020 Six new cases of COVID-19 detected in five Alaska communities

April 6, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced six new cases of COVID-19 in five Alaska communities – Anchorage (2) Eagle River (1), Fairbanks (1), Petersburg (1) and Soldotna (1). This brings the total case count in Alaska to 191.

These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 5 and reflect data posted at noon today on

Of the new cases reported today, four are male and two are female. One case is a child under age 10, two are adults 40-49; one is an adult 50-59; one is an adult aged 70-79, and one is an adult aged 80+. There have been 23 total hospitalizations including three new hospitalizations yesterday. A total of six Alaskans have died; there were no new deaths yesterday.

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.

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