Fifth Case in Craig - P.O.W. Report

Friday, July 24, 2020

Fifth Case in Craig

From the City of Craig:
Craig Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff was notified by Alaska Public Health on Friday, July 24th that they had received notice of a new confirmed COVID19 case in Craig.

The Division of Public Health and the Alaska Section of Epidemiology are conducting the case investigation and contact tracing to determine how the patient was exposed and the potential scope of contacts.

This case is a Craig resident currently in Craig. This case brings the total positive cases in Craig to 5. Two cases of local residents were confirmed in April and two cases of out of state workers living in Craig were confirmed in June. All of the April and June cases have been classified as recovered. The new case is the only known current active case in Craig. This case in addition to two other positive cases on Prince of Wales (not in Craig) that have been confirmed this week.
In addition to the Craig cases, there have been four confirmed cases on Prince of Wales, not in Craig. Two of those cases were confirmed in June and two cases were confirmed this week. The June cases have been classified as recovered by Public Health. The two cases confirmed this week are active cases.

With summer upon us, we are strongly advising residents to follow all health mandates and advisories to reduce the risk of spreading the virus in Craig. These measures include:

• Wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public places, especially when you cannot maintain good social distances.
• Maintain good social distancing at all times keeping at least six feet between persons
• Keep all trips for non-essential services to a minimum to avoid contact and wear a face mask/covering when you do need to make trips
• Stay home as much as possible
• Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face as much as possible
• If you have symptoms or have a temperature of 100.4° F or higher contact your primary healthcare provider and self-isolate immediately

The City of Craig Emergency Operations Center will continue to work with Alaska Public Health and will provide updated information as it is available.


CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Friday, July 24, 2020

DHSS today announced 65 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 59 are residents in 14 communities: Anchorage (33), Seward (6), Fairbanks (5), Ketchikan (4), Juneau (2) and one each in Bethel Census Area, Cordova, Kenai, Nome Census Area, North Pole, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Wasilla, the Yakutat/Hoonah-Angoon boroughs combined and the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

Six new nonresidents were also identified in:

Gulf Coast (Seward): 5 seafood industry
Unknown Region: 1 unknown (under investigation)
One previously identified resident cases was corrected to nonresident cases and one duplicate resident has been removed bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 2,249 and the total number of nonresident cases to 499.

Of the 59 Alaska residents, 33 are male and 26 are female. Two are under the age of 10; four are aged 10-19; 19 are aged 20-29; 10 are aged 30-39; six are aged 40-49; nine are aged 50-59; six are aged 60-69; two are aged 70-79 and one is aged 80 or older.

There have been a total of 111 hospitalizations and 19 deaths with no new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported yesterday. There are currently 27 patients diagnosed with COVID who are hospitalized and an additional 10 patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 37 current COVID-related hospitalizations.

COVID patients no longer requiring isolation (recovered cases) now total 781 with 28 newly released cases recorded yesterday. A total of 200,572 tests have been conducted. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous three days is 2.38%.

This report reflects data from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on July 23 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub. Please note that occasionally there is a lag between cases being reported on the DHSS data dashboard and what local communities report as details are confirmed and documentation is received.

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