Sitka’s COVID dashboard underwent a makeover recently. Now Sitkans have less information than they used to about how the coronavirus is playing out in the community. KCAW’s Katherine Rose spoke with local and state officials to try to understand the changes, and discrepancies in the numbers.
Sitka’s COVID case rate continues to trend downward, the number of COVID inpatients at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital has dropped a bit too -- but those who do wind up in the hospital tend to be sicker, and younger, than patients earlier in the pandemic.