Three COVID-19 deaths this month at hospital

Nov 24, 2020

Central Peninsula Hospital and other healthcare facilities around the country are also dealing with staff shortages, due to high numbers of employees being exposed to or testing positive for COVID-19.
Credit Central Peninsula Hospital

Another coronavirus patient at Central Peninsula Hospital died yesterday, bringing the total COVID-19 deaths at the hospital to three since Nov. 12.

One of those deaths was a resident of Heritage Place, the nursing facility that had an outbreak earlier this month. Hospital spokesman Bruce Richards says there are currently 17 active coronavirus cases at Heritage Place.

Eight Kenai Peninsula Borough residents have died due to COVID-19. Statewide, 115 Alaska residents have died. The state recorded its highest number of deaths in one day today, at 13.

Five of those 13 are recent, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services, while the others are being reported now after reviewing death certificates.