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COVID-19 Update: July 28, 2021

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 4:42 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On Wednesday, July 28, Alaska saw 526 cases of COVID-19 and 2 new deaths statewide.

In the Interior, 16 cases were found in Fairbanks, North Pole had 6, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough saw an additional 2 cases in other locations.

The Southeast Fairbanks Census Area also saw 2 cases, and 1 more was found in Ester.

This brings the total resident cases to 71,757, and non-resident cases to 3,154.

94 patients are currently hospitalized, and 46.2% of residents in the borough are fully vaccinated.

Don Young released a statement Thursday urging Alaskans to get the vaccine. “I was proud to be a supporter of Operation Warp Speed when we developed the vaccines in record time. There’s much misinformation out there, so I’ll be very clear in my position. These shots are safe, effective, and they cost you nothing. The new variants of the Delta strain have actually caused great strain in Alaska. We must take this seriously. That is why I chose to get vaccinated, and I think you should do the same. These shots can save your life and the lives of people around you. They’ll help us fight this virus and get done with it, so we don’t have to wear the mask anymore. So go online or go to your local drugstore, or wherever they’ve set up the clinics and make an appointment today, or get the shot today. I think it’s crucially important. I urge you to do this, as I have done. I got vaccinated. I believe it works. I know it works. I want you to do the same thing for Alaska and yourselves.”

More information about where vaccines are available in Fairbanks can be found here.

Many places in the borough accept walk-ins including Fred Meyer East and West, Safeway East and West, Fairbanks Cancer Care Physicians, Costco, Walgreens, and Walmart.

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