Alaska’s Covid Case Rate is Going Nowhere But Up
It’s a grim story that begins with a daily case rate. That becomes a 7-day rolling average of daily new positive cases. For the past several weeks, Alaska has had the highest 7-day average of new cases in the country.
After that, the number of hospitalizations are tracked, along with the number of ICU beds, ventilators, and staff available to care for patients. Those shortfalls impact patients who need non-covid care, like broken legs or dialysis. Alaska has had to ration care to Covid and non-Covid patients ...
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