May 29 - June 4, 2022 Covid & Flu Update From State Of Alaska

  The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Weekly COVID-19 and Influenza has been updated with data from the week of May 29 -  Ju...

 

COVID and Flu Weekly Report


The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Weekly COVID-19 and Influenza has been updated with data from the week of May 29 -  June 4, 2022 and can be viewed here

Key Findings: 

  • COVID-19 transmission remained widespread in most parts of Alaska during the week of May 29–June 4, 2022, with evidence for increasing cases in some areas but decreases elsewhere.

  • The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased modestly over the past few weeks (see graph below illustrating hospital beds occupied by persons with COVID-19).

  • Detected influenza cases decreased the week of May 29–June 4 compared to the previous week.

  • Other respiratory viruses are circulating in addition to SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus.

Information and Resources

  • The State of Alaska COVID-19 vaccines update page

  • The State of Alaska COVID-19 information page provides more information about the virus and how individuals and businesses can protect themselves and others from transmission. 

  • The DHSS Business and Employer Toolkits page has communications resources for any organization that wants to keep workers, partners, clients, and customers informed about COVID-19.

  • DHSS COVID-19 Communication Toolkit provides PSAs, flyers, and social media graphics.
  • Subscribe to the DHSS Insights blog for behind-the-scenes news about Alaska’s COVID-19 response and other efforts to protect the health and well-being of Alaskans.

  • DHSS offers free presentations upon request to groups about COVID-19, the vaccines, COVID-19 prevention, or other health topics upon request. Learn more or request a presentation on our Speaker’s Bureau web page.

  • For the most up-to-date case information, see the Alaska COVID-19 Information Hub dashboard: coronavirus.alaska.gov. All dashboard data are updated Wednesdays (except holidays). 

  • For DHSS media inquiries, please contact bennett@alaska.gov.

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