Alaska & Ketchikan COVID-19 Case Count Summary
By MARY KAUFFMAN
September 12, 2020
The current community risk in Ketchikan is at Level 1 (Low).
Under Level 1-Low, the following health and safety precautions are recommended by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center:
As of yesterday, the total number of people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska since the beginning of the count months ago reached 6,113 cases. According to the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, of these, 2,152 have recovered, 3,918 are active, 244 were hospitalized, and 43 people have died.
Total nonresident cases as of Saturday reached 911. Of these 704 are presumed active and 207 are recovered according to Saturday's report. There are 0 nonresident deaths reported.
The positive test rate in Alaska for the past week is 1.82 percent. Currently there are 40 people hospitalized statewide and COVID-19 positive.
There have been a total of 394,586 tests statewide. This number is not representative of the number of unique individuals tested as some individuals have been tested more than once.
The 14-day average testing turnaround time statewide is 2.7 days.
COVID-19 Questions and Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center Information:
Citizens are encouraged to submit questions related to COVID-19 in Ketchikan and local resources to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to call 228-2464.
The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center is using three different social media platforms for providing updated information to Ketchikan residents. Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center information is posted through the City and Borough Facebook pages, and on the Borough’s Twitter account @BoroughKTN, and Instagram account ketchikangatewayborough.
Information on the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center’s response to COVID-19 in Ketchikan is updated daily on the COVID-19 Response page at www.kgbak.us/covid19.
Additional current information is available on the State of Alaska’s website at www.covid19.alaska.gov.
The declaration form, Health Mandate 10.1, and additional information for travelers is available at: https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/.
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