Murkowski, Young urge vaccinations amid rising COVID-19 cases statewide

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.

Alaska’s senior

U.S. senator, Lisa Murkowski, and the state’s sole member of the U.S. H...


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