State releases COVID numbers for Saturday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 195 new COVID-19 cases Saturday.

    The state said that included one new case in Juneau, the only case reported in Southeast.  It also reported one new nonresident case in Juneau related to the seafood industry.  

    No recent deaths were cited in this latest report from the state so the death toll remains at 228.

    There have been a total of 1,129 hospitalizations, but no new hospitalizations were cited in this latest report.

    The state says there are currently 63 patients now hospitalized with another four who are under investigation for a total of 67 COVID related hospitalizations.  Nine of the patients are on ventilators.

     

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    • Insurance Marketplace

      The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment for 2021 health coverage through Saturday, May 15. Sign up is at healthcare.gov. The SEARHC Patient Health Benefits team is available to assist with enrollment free of charge. Contact the team at outreach@searhc.org or call 966-8684.

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    • Park is OPEN

      National Historical Park's Visitor Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of the winter. The trails are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Park film, Voices of Sitka, is shown at 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Jr. Ranger books and badges are available. Visitors are to maintain social distance and wear a mask when that isn’t possible while in the facility.

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    • Sitka Local Foods Network 4th Annual Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest

      Do you think you have a great idea for a food business or product from Sitka? Do you grow food,fish for food, or cook food in Sitka? The Sitka Local Foods Network is hosting the fourth annual Sitka Food Business Innovation Contest in an effort to spark local food entrepreneurs so we can make more local food available to residents and visitors. The contest entry deadline is Friday, March 5. There is a small $25 entry fee for this contest. All participants (business and individual) must complete and submit your contest entry form by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 (by snail mail so it arrives before the deadline to Sitka Local Foods Network, Food Business Innovation Contest Entries, 408-D Marine Street, Sitka, Alaska, 99835, or by email with the Subject Line of “Food Business Innovation Contest Entries” to sitkalocalfoodsnetwork@gmail.com).

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