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Last Updated: 28 December 2020

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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced 429 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska on Tuesday, including 23 on the Kenai Peninsula. Affected Peninsula communities include Soldotna with eight cases, Homer with seven cases, Seward with four cases, Kenai with three cases and Anchor Point with one case. New cases bring Alaskas statewide case total to 44 463, including 43 001 residents and 1 462 nonresidents. Over the past week, Kenai Peninsula Borough has conducted 1 095 tests and saw a positivity rate of 9. 95 %. To date, Borough has conducted 51 364 tests. The current statewide alert level, based on average daily case rate for the last two weeks, is high. Kenai Peninsula Boroughs alert level is also high at 57. 15. The State also reported 11 new hospitalizations and 10 new deaths. To date, 930 Alaska residents have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 193 have die. Currently, there are 121 people hospitalized in Alaska who are COVID-19 positive or who are considered persons under investigation for disease. Thirteen of the patients are on ventilators. Alaskas daily positivity rate for the past seven days, during which 29 262 tests were conduct, is 4. 66 %. To date, 1 215 282 tests have been conducted in Alaska. In addition to 23 new cases on the Peninsula, state also reported 179 cases in Anchorage, 83 in Wasilla, 27 in Kodiak, 20 in Palmer, 18 in Juneau, 16 in Eagle River, 16 in Fairbanks, 13 in Bethel, nine in Chugiak, seven in Bethel Census Area, two in Kusilvak Census Area, two in Utqiagvik and one each in Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula Boroughs, Dillingham Census Area, Kotzebue, Mat-Su Borough, North Pole, North Slope Borough, Other Chugach, Tok, Valdez, Willow and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. Three nonresident cases were also report, all in Anchorage. School risk levels Winter break begins for most KPBSD schools on Dec. 18. School will resume on Jan. 4. The Central Peninsula is considered high risk when 52 or more cases have been reported in the region in the last 14 days. As of Tuesday, 363 cases had been reported in the Central Peninsula over the last two weeks, meaning the region will have to lose 311 cases in order to drop back into medium-risk level. The Southern Peninsula is considered high risk when 20 or more cases have been reported in the region in the last 14 days. As of Tuesday, 82 cases had been reported in the southern Peninsula over the last two weeks, meaning the region will have to lose 63 cases to drop back into medium-risk level. The Eastern Peninsula is considered high risk when eight or more cases have been reported in the region in the last 14 days. As of Tuesday, 24 cases had been reported in the eastern Peninsula over the last two weeks, meaning the region will have to lose 17 cases to drop back into medium risk. Cooper Landing School and Hope School were preventatively shifted to medium-risk level on Dec. 4 by the district in response to growing COVID-19 cases on the Peninsula.

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