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Friday update: 13 new COVID-19 cases in Alaska, including two non-residents; more Providence cases

Eleven of the new cases are in Alaska residents, and two are in nonresident workers in Anchorage -- one from the seafood industry and the other from the tourism industry. Eight are in Anchorage and five are on the Kenai Peninsula.

LISTEN: COVID-19 almost killed this marathon runner. Now he wants Alaskans to take the threat seriously.

Fairbanks resident Greg Finstad was one of the first people in Alaska diagnosed with COVID-19. He says the disease almost killed him and he’s still recovering.
The Wells Fargo building in the Spenard neighborhood of Anchorage in July 2006. (Creative Commons photo by Dana)

Alaska banks have solid 2020 start but face uncertain year

Despite challenging economic times, banks in Alaska saw their portfolios grow.

Kotzebue sees third case of COVID-19 in Northwest Arctic Borough

The person arrived in the community on Monday but their test didn't come back as positive until Thursday.

11 workers at Whittier seafood plant test positive for COVID

The infected individuals were taken to Anchorage, where they are under a monitored quarantine.

State revises travel mandate, offering testing as alternative to quarantine starting Saturday

The state says that even for travelers who receive a test at the airport, they should take a second test a week to 14 days later.

After trawler outbreak, American Seafoods tests crews for COVID-19 as ‘precautionary measure’

After 85 people on an American Seafoods vessel tested positive, the company said it would test crew on its other vessels.

Seafood industry workers test positive for COVID-19, marking first confirmed cases in Unalaska

The City of Unalaska has confirmed its first local cases of COVID-19. Two seafood industry workers tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.

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Covid-19 Case Count in Alaska

Live Map from Johns Hopkins University