COVID cases accelerate statewide
July 29, 2021
Wrangell’s half-dozen new COVID-19 cases July 15-27 are a small piece of a wave of infections spreading across Alaska, with more than 2,200 cases reported statewide during that same period.
Most of the new cases are people who have not been vaccinated, state officials said.
The hardest-hit communities have been Sitka, the Kenai Peninsula, Cordova, Anchorage, Fairbanks, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Juneau, though almost all of Alaska is at high alert this week based on rising case counts.
There were 95 COVID patients in Alaska hospitals as of Tuesday, the highest count since December,...