FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clinton Bennett, DHSS, (907) 269-4996, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com.
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.
Find more information about how to keep yourself and your family healthy at the DHSS webpage, coronavirus.alaska.gov
Visit the governor’s webpage on COVID-19 at gov.alaska.gov/covid19news
Visit ready.alaska.gov/covid19 on the Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management webpage for Unified Command information, community press releases and other documents.
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For DHSS media inquiries, please contact Clinton.Bennett@alaska.gov.