COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Alaska as virus spreads


September 9, 2021

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —The number of Alaskans hospitalized with COVID-19 has risen, worrying health care providers who are facing staffing issues and fatigue and wondering when the latest wave of cases might peak.

“I think our hope right now is that we’re going to hit the peak this month. I’m speaking purely from a hope standpoint,” said Jared Kosin, president and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.

He added: “Nobody can figure out when we’re going to hit the ceiling, and that is what makes this so challenging.”

The state reported Wednesday that abou...

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