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Daily Covid case count: 300 new cases

The number of new cases of Covid-19 in Alaska continues to fall, with 300 new diagnoses on Sunday, Nov. 7. Of all tests administered, the rate of positive tests is now at 7.6 percent. When Anchorage was closed down in May of 2020 under Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, the positivity rate in the state was 8.5 percent.

Week over week, cases have dropped by 10 percent. The number of Alaskans in the hospital with Covid-19 has also dropped to 139, with just 18 on ventilators. For comparison, on Oct. 24, there were 244 Covid hospitalizations.

While in October the percentage of patients hospitalized with Covid went as high as 22 percent of all hospitalizations, the current percentage is down to 13.6 percent.

A total of 138,161 Alaskans have been diagnosed with Covid since March of 2020.

As for hospital capacity, most hospitals in the urban centers of Alaska now have beds available in their ICU units and non-ICU units, as seen in the chart above. There are 354 non-ICU beds available and 28 ICU beds available in Alaska.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, Alaska ranks about in the middle of positivity rates among the states, with Florida at the bottom at about 2.9 percent, Alaska ranks with the third highest rate of testing per capita among the states.

Idaho: 53.5%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 77.5

Iowa: 47.4%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 47.6

Oklahoma: 34.8%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 44.2

Kansas: 33%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 84.3

New Jersey: 18.1%
New Daily Cases: 926
Tests per 100k: 76

Utah: 15.5%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 319.1

Maine: 15%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 250.6

North Dakota: 14.7%
New Daily Cases: 196
Tests per 100k: 441.3

Minnesota: 14.4%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 490

Ohio: 13.7%
New Daily Cases: 4363
Tests per 100k: 240.7

Michigan: 12.8%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 386.7

Wyoming: 12.8%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 458.8

South Dakota: 12.7%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 144.5

Montana: 10.8%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 578

Pennsylvania: 10.2%
New Daily Cases: 3385
Tests per 100k: 315.7

Wisconsin: 9.9%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 426.8

Arizona: 9.5%
New Daily Cases: 3231
Tests per 100k: 445

New Hampshire: 9.5%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 766

Kentucky: 9.3%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 270

Arkansas: 9.2%
New Daily Cases: 266
Tests per 100k: 157.1

Missouri: 8.5%
New Daily Cases: 742
Tests per 100k: 209.8

New Mexico: 8.5%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 602.2

Colorado: 8.4%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 608

Mississippi: 8.4%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 127.7

Nevada: 8.1%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 347.6

Tennessee: 8.1%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 170.4

West Virginia: 7.7%
New Daily Cases: 1038
Tests per 100k: 576.8

Virginia: 7.6%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 194

Alaska: 7.5%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 1091.4

Nebraska: 7.3%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 464.3

Alabama: 7%
New Daily Cases: 292
Tests per 100k: 166.6

Indiana: 5.8%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 427.3

Texas: 5.6%
New Daily Cases: 789
Tests per 100k: 200.5

North Carolina: 5.5%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 306

Oregon: 5.4%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 454.3

Delaware: 5%
New Daily Cases: 291
Tests per 100k: 510.3

Georgia: 4.1%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 233.1

South Carolina: 3.6%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 410.3

Vermont: 3.6%
New Daily Cases: 405
Tests per 100k: 1712.8

Louisiana: 2.8%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 370.9

Florida: 2.4%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 301.8

Rhode Island: 2.2%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 1037.2

Connecticut: 2.1%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 459

Illinois: 2.1%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 918.4

Maryland: 2.1%
New Daily Cases: 727
Tests per 100k: 545.4

California: 1.8%
New Daily Cases: 1149
Tests per 100k: 801.9

Massachusetts: 1.8%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 1122.5

Hawaii: 1.4%
New Daily Cases: 134
Tests per 100k: 528.9

District of Columbia: 1.3%
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 921.8

New York: N/A
New Daily Cases: 3932
Tests per 100k: 1097.7

Washington: N/A
New Daily Cases: 0
Tests per 100k: 0

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