Copper Valley Named As A Covid Hot Spot In Official Alaska Health Reports: July 28, 2021

Wrangell Mountains of the Copper Valley. (File photo, Country Journal)   State Recommends That Everybody Switch To Wearing Masks In "In...

Wrangell Mountains of the Copper Valley. (File photo, Country Journal) 

 State Recommends That Everybody Switch To Wearing Masks In "Indoor Public Spaces" As Alaskan Cases Grow For 6th Week In A Row 


Copper Valley Has Dubious Honor: We're Singled Out As A Place That's Affected 
Twelve people in the Copper Valley were just listed as contracting Covid-19 in a single day. The July 28th state rundown of Covid-19 cases show the Copper River Census area right behind Cordova in number of new infections. Cordova has 15 new cases. The Copper Valley has 12. Both communities are tied to the mighty Copper River. And both, to this point, have skated through the pandemic relatively unscathed. 


Here's the State Of Alaska's July 28th Report: 

  • 1,358 cases were reported in Alaskans last week. This is a 55% increase from the week before. This is the sixth week in a row of week-over-week increases.
  • Increases in cases were widely distributed across the state, with increases in multiple parts of Southeast Alaska (especially Sitka and Juneau), nearly all parts of the state on the road system (including Kenai Peninsula Borough, Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough, and the Copper River Census Area), and some parts of rural Alaska (e.g., Bethel Census Area and Kodiak Island Borough).
  • The Delta variant has become the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant in Alaska. This variant transmits more easily than other variants.
  • Currently available COVID vaccines will help protect you, your family, and your community against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Getting vaccinated now is more important than ever. Avoid crowds and delay travel until you are fully vaccinated.
  • All regions of Alaska are now at the “orange” or “red” Alert Level. All persons, including fully vaccinated persons, should wear a mask when in indoor public spaces.



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