As Valdez Hospital Runs Low On Oxygen, Delta Infections Sweep Across The Copper Valley

COVID CRISIS STRIKES HOME  Alaska's Numbers Get Personal    Virus Takes Its Toll On The Copper Valley And Valdez  September 29th, 2021 V...

COVID CRISIS STRIKES HOME 

Alaska's Numbers Get Personal 

 

Virus Takes Its Toll On The Copper Valley And Valdez 

September 29th, 2021
Valdez Declares Local Government Disaster
The City of Valdez, after holding emergency meetings, has declared "...a local disaster emergency, as defined by Alaska Statute and Valdez Municipal Code, does exist within the City of Valdez due to impacts from the pandemic on our local hospital and the ability of healthcare providers to care for the sick or injured."  

Anchorage Daily News: Valdez Hospital Rationing Oxygen
The Anchorage Daily News interviewed Dr. John Cullen, of the Providence Valdez Medical Center. He said that the hospital has cut back on the amount of oxygen it is giving patients because it has a surge of COVID patients.

Copper Valley Has Its Own Delta Crisis
According to CRNA data, the Copper Valley's COVID numbers exceed Valdez's. Valdez has 436 total cases and 2 deaths as of September 29th. As of September 17th, the Copper Valley had 506 cases, said CRNA. According to CRNA, there were at least 22 new cases last week. 

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