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At a Glance

(updated 5-4-22)

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 11:55 pm Wednesday, May 4.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,440

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 246,345

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,220

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,753

Current Hospitalizations – 33

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 – 69

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,509

Hospitalizations (to date) – 32

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.





May 2002

 “We about fell over, we were so excited,” Alaska Arts Southeast treasurer Mary Hames said, describing to the Chamber the reaction to news that the Ishiyama Foundation is donating $10,000 for an endowment for the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Camp director Roger Schmidt said today the endowment means a lot in ensuring the longevity of the camp.


May 1972


Grand Opening! Alexander’s Art Center on The Cathedral Circle. Works by Alaskan Artists. Better Art Supplies Professional Quality. Excellent Frame Selection. “Lord of Alaskan Art”