A series of signs on May 22, 2020, line Heath Street by the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Put up by the South Kenai Peninsula Resiliency Coalition, they read “Right now you may be feeling stress. Positive relationships help us cope. How can you stay in touch with those who matter to you?” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

A series of signs on May 22, 2020, line Heath Street by the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Put up by the South Kenai Peninsula Resiliency Coalition, they read “Right now you may be feeling stress. Positive relationships help us cope. How can you stay in touch with those who matter to you?” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

No new COVID-19 cases reported for Alaska

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Alaska on Sunday, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced in its May 24 update.

There also are no new nonresident cases. The total Alaska case count remains at 408.

Sunday’s report reflects data from midnight until 11:59 p.m. on May 23 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub.

COVID-19 by the numbers

There have been a total of 45 hospitalizations and 10 deaths with no new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported for Saturday. Recovered cases still total 358, with no new recovered cases recorded yesterday. A total of 43,507 tests have been conducted.

Locally, South Peninsula Hospital has sent 812 samples out for testing as of Friday, according to Public Information Officer Derotha Ferraro. Of those, 787 tests have come back negative, 20 are still pending and there have been a cumulative total of five positive tests from the hospital. That includes one test for an Anchor Point man who died, three tests for City of Homer residents, and one test for a resident of the lower Kenai Peninsula identified as “other” in the DHSS database.

Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@homernews.com.

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