WEATHER VICTIM – The Halibut Point Recreation Area North Shelter is pictured today after it suffered three direct tree hits recently. Storms over the past week have brought winds clocked as high as 55 mph. Weather over the Alaska Day weekend is forecast to be unseasonably dry. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 10-15-21)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 9:55 a.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 971

Total statewide – 122,678

Total (cumulative) deaths – 594

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 2,602

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 11 new COVID cases in the past 7 days, a rate of 129.06 per 100,000 population. Alert status will be high until the rate per thousand is below 100. Case statistics are as of Thursday.

New cases in Sitka – 2 

Cases in last 7 days – 11 (11 residents; 0 non-residents)

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,058

Cumulative non-resident cases – 96

Unique positive cumulative test results in Sitka, as of 10/8/21 – 1,175

Deceased (cumulative) – 5

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.

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October 2001

Sitka Police have arrested three 13-year-olds for spray-painting graffiti on Service Transfer and Lane 7 bowling alley buildings, the skateboard park downtown and a vehicle, Lt. John Baeza said.

October 1971

Sitka High students Susan L. Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Nelson,  and Sharon L. Marler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Marler, have received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for their high performance, Principal James Broschat announced.