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Top Alaskan medical professionals speak on COVID-19


Matt Tunseth / ADN

Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska.

State health officials held a virtual work session with the borough on May 27 that updated the community on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska.

Joe McLaughlin, chief of epidemiology in the state, opened the work session with a brief presentation on the virus. He said the state isn't entirely sure what the total number of COVID-19 cases are in Alaska because not everyone has been tested for the virus. It is possible that there might be double or even triple the amount of cases than what has been reported by the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services. As of the work session...

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