COVID case count starts heading down in Alaska


October 14, 2021

Cases are starting to come down in Alaska after weeks of record-setting COVID-19 infections across the state.

After averaging almost 1,250 new cases a day Sept. 21-27 — far above the numbers of the previous record of last December — the statewide average was just over 800 a day Oct. 5-11, according to the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

That’s still significantly above the average of the past three months, when 560 new cases a day were reported. Alaska had low case counts in May, June and July, until infections increased with the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

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