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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

4/15/20 Eight new cases of COVID-19 announced in four Alaska communities


Contact: Clinton Bennett, DHSS, (907) 269-4996,

Eight new cases of COVID-19 announced in four Alaska communities

April 15, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced eight new cases of COVID-19 in four Alaska communities – Anchorage (3), Sterling (1), Nome (1), and Juneau (3). This brings the total case count in Alaska on April 13 to 293.

These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 14 and reflect data posted at noon today on

The Nome case is the first case in the Nome Census Area. Of the new cases, four are male and four are female. Three are aged 20-29; one is aged 30-39; one is aged 40-49; one is aged 50-59; and two are aged 60-69. There have been 34 total hospitalizations and nine deaths with two new hospitalizations and no new deaths yesterday.

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