THANKSGIVING HELP – Sitka High School freshmen Marley Bayne, Marley Richards and Cheyenne Greenhalgh mix up pumpkin pie batter in the school kitchen classroom Tuesday. Students in Meggan Turner’s class are baking 50 pies for the ANB/ANS Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The 50 pies from SHS will join another 50 donated by Mt. Edgecumbe High School students, for the free Thanksgiving dinner 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at ANB Founders Hall, 235 Katlian Street. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 11-23-22)

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 12:15 pm Tuesday, November 22.

New cases as of Tuesday: 434

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 286,163

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,399

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 4,195

Case Rate per 100,000 – 59.54

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 105.6

Cases in last 7 days – 9

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,167

Hospitalizations (to date) – 31

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

November 2002

The Assembly rejected a community group’s request for a special election to put a school auditorium bond issue before the voters. Instead, the Assembly said supporters should use the initiative petition process to call an election. ... Speaking for the auditorium group, Kristy Totten said a 1,000-seat facility would meet a long-standing need of the community.

 

50 YEARS AGO

November 1972

Charter members of the Baranof Chapter of Eastern Star were honored at a recent meeting. They included Hopewell and Clarence Rands, Ernestine C. Veatch; Ruth A. Sylte, Lu Wortman, Elsa Salskov and Catherine Shennett. The chapter was chartered 18 years ago.

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