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CHANGE OF COMMAND – U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Joshua W. Branthoover, left, shakes hands with Cmdr. Ray Reichl at a change of command ceremony aboard the cutter Kukui, as Rear Admiral Nathan Moore, 17th Coast Guard District commander, looks on Thursday afternoon. The Change of Command ceremony represented the formal transfer of authority and responsibility for the Kukui from one commanding officer to the next. It was attended by dozens of members of the Coast Guard and invited guests. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson) 

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 6-29-22)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 12:15 pm Wednesday, June 29.

New cases as of Wednesday: 2,123

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 261,987

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,252

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,772

Current Hospitalizations – 87

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "High.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Cases in last 7 days – 22

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,763

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

  

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20 YEARS AGO

June 2002

Photo caption: The ANB team celebrates after winning the Sitka Major League tournament. From left are Billy Allery, Gordon Reeder, Chris Scott, Ross Venneberg, Cole Venneberg, Kale Vilandre, Cedar Mayo, Rhys Kimmel, Leslie Isaacs, Ian Blair, Kory Hansen and Kyle Foot.

 

50 YEARS AGO

June 1972

For the second year in a row, Don Barton Jr., a Washington state logger, has walked off with the All-Alaska Logging Championship all-around logger trophy. Two other former winners, Mike McGraw (1968) and Jack Adams (1970), again placed high.

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