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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported five new cases of COVID-19 Monday: 2 in Fairbanks, 2 in Anchorage and 1 in Palmer, bringing the statewide total to 119. Public Health officials are calling Fairbanks a “hot spot” for COVID-19 spread, because of a "cluster" of  cases at the community long-term care facility and connected to a local medical building.


Health professionals in Fairbanks are repeating their plea to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as cases in the Interior increase.

A resident of Denali Center in Fairbanks has tested positive for COVID-19. The long-term residential health facility is part of the community non-profit Foundation Health Partners, FHP, that also runs Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Tanana Valley Clinic. There are also five FHP staff members who have tested positive for the disease, and more announcements are expected today. 


Mar 27, 2020

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Two of the Fairbanks area’s recent COVID-19 cases are health care workers. Speaking during a daily incident management team video conference yesterday (Wednesday, March 25), Shelly Ebenal, Executive Director of Foundation Health Partners (operator of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Tanana Valley Clinic and Denali Center) said the first individual isolated at home after experiencing symptoms March 20th, then got a positive test result Monday.


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Mar 24, 2020

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Alaska has its 2nd and 3rd confirmed cases of Covid 19, as samples from 2 Fairbanks residents tested positive late yesterday (Mon) for the novel coronavirus caused illness. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.