COVID isn't out of sight, nor should it be out of mind


Life is returning toward normal, but it isn't normal yet. COVID-19 is still infecting people, putting some in the hospital and killing Alaskans.

The state reported four more deaths Thursday through Sunday last week, bringing the number of Alaskans killed by the virus to at least 374.

Last Friday, Sitka reported its worst COVID-19 outbreak since December, with five new infections, making a dozen new cases in just two days. And then 11 more were reported on Monday. Nearly all of Sitka's recent cases have been among people who were not vaccinated.

The state reported that 46 people with confirm...

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