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Thursday, April 9, 2020

4/9/20 Nine new cases of COVID-19 detected in four Alaska communities



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

Nine new cases of COVID-19 detected in four Alaska communities

April 9, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced nine new cases of COVID-19 in four Alaska communities – Anchorage (5), Kenai (1), and Fairbanks (2) and Wasilla (1). This brings the total case count in Alaska to 235.

These new cases were reported from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on April 8 and reflect data posted at noon today on

Of the new cases reported today, three are male and six are female. One case is aged 20-29;
four are aged 30-39; one is aged 40-49; two are aged 50-59; and one is aged 70-79. There
have been 27 total hospitalizations with no new hospitalizations 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.

United States Response
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global Response
The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Questions about COVID-19?
For general questions and assistance, please call 2-1-1.
For the general public, questions regarding DHSS COVID response, including mandates and alerts, can be sent to
Health care providers should direct clinical questions to the Section of Epidemiology.
For DHSS media inquiries, please contact


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