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As DOT Cancels Service To Cold Bay Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Unalaska Left Without Commercial Flights

Scheduled air service to Cold Bay is being cancelled through Dec. 1. That's expected to also disrupt service to Unalaska, where the only commercial flight option requires a connection in the Alaska Peninsula village. This is the first closure of this kind during the pandemic at any State of Alaska airport, according to Sam Dapcevich, a public information officer with the Alaska Department of Transportation. Cancellations are due to an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 in the small...

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Largely Insulated From The Coronavirus, Unalaska Is Watching Its Wastewater For Signs Of Trouble

Unalaska is one of few places in the state that has been largely untouched by the coronavirus. Since the onset of the pandemic, the community has only recorded 107 cases — 85 of which were from one factory trawler . As part of its strict mitigation strategies, in July, the island began mirroring universities and municipalities across the country to test Unalaska's wastewater for traces of COVID-19. And despite the island's first case of community spread two weeks ago, the virus is still below...

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More people are in California hospitals with the coronavirus than ever before.

There were 8,198 people in California hospitals with COVID-19 on Sunday and new cases in the state are surging. Last week, the Golden State's seven-day average for new coronavirus cases was 2,708, a 109% increase compared to a month ago.

The state has reported almost 1.2 million cases and 19,121 deaths since the pandemic began.