Murkowski, Young urge vaccinations amid rising COVID-19 cases statewide
August 5, 2021
Face masks are going back on in several communities across Alaska as health officials continue urging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The state reported more than 1,000 new cases of the coronavirus Friday through Tuesday, and almost 4,000 since mid-July, as the numbers have climbed to high-alert levels not seen since last January.
Meanwhile, vaccination rates have not changed much, reaching 58% of all eligible Alaskans age 12 and older with at least one dose as of Tuesday, up from 57% a week ago.
U.S. senator, Lisa Murkowski, and the state’s sole member of th...