The best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19:Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Stay home when you are sick.Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. COVID-19 spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, runny nose, and difficulty breathing. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Cases of coronavirus tipped into the triple digits Saturday, as Alaska confirmed 17 new infections over the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the state now stand at 102. Anchorage has been hit the hardest with a total number of 54 COVID-19 cases. *A correction has been made to the story to reflect one case in Seward- KSRM had mistakenly reported it as two cases at the time of publication. The story also reflects one additional case in Soldotna. Of the 102 cases in the state, there are a total of seven cases on the Kenai Peninsula; two in Sterling, two in Homer, two in Soldotna and one in Seward. Thus far, at least six hospitalizations have resulted from COVID-19 infection across the state. Tracking individual details will become more and more difficult as more cases are confirmed, according to the Department of Health and Social Services. For people with mild illness, individuals are asked to stay home, drink plenty of fluids and get rest. For people with more severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, individuals are advised to seek healthcare. As of 5pm on Saturday, state Mandate 11, went into effect which closes non-essential businesses as well as strictly enforces the six-foot rule with regards to social distancing.