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COVID case numbers continue to climb

Pandemic infection counts continue to rise, with Alaska remaining on red alert, and federal health officials warning that the nation is likely to see...

Omicron variant confirmed in Alaska

State health officials say that they have confirmed the first case of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus in Alaska. The state remains on high alert, with 422 new COVID-19 cases and one death reported on Monday, Dec. 13, none of them in Cordova.

Cordova school board votes to make masking optional

Masking in Cordova’s public schools will be optional starting in 2022, under updated guidelines unanimously approved by the school board, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread for a third year in Alaska.

New COVID-19 cases climbing at slower rate

Confirmation of 558 new cases of the COVID-19 virus between Friday, Dec. 3 and Monday, Dec. 6, boosted the statewide total to date to 147,103, as Alaska remained on high alert, even though the overall number of new cases declined by 12% from a week earlier.

Infection count in Alaska reaches estimated 70,319

Infection rates of the COVID-19 global pandemic continue to rise in Alaska, albeit at a slowing pace, with an estimated 67,507 residents and 2,812 nonresidents now confirmed to have contacted the novel coronavirus.

Be careful with sanitizing products

State environmental officials are warning Alaskans to be careful in their purchases of sanitizing products that may not provide needed protection.
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