Twelve new cases of COVID-19 reported in four Alaska communities; two nonresident cases identified
June 6, 2020. ANCHORAGE
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced 12 new cases of COVID-19 in four communities/areas: Eagle River (2), Homer (2), Anchor Point (2) and small (<1000 population) communities in the Kenai Peninsula Borough (6). This brings the total number of Alaska cases to 536.
Two new nonresident cases were identified yesterday in the Municipality of Anchorage, both in the seafood industry. This brings the total nonresident cases, which are listed separately from the Alaska cases, to 45.
“COVID-19 activity is rising in Alaska, especially in Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. We need to consider that anyone we interact with could have COVID-19,” said Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink. “All Alaskans and visitors to our state should take personal responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
It’s extremely important to continue with our prevention measures – stay 6 feet apart from others, wash hands often, avoid touching your face, wear cloth face coverings when out in public, keep social circles small and stay home when you are sick.”
Source: Alaska DHSS
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