DHSS today announced 186 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 183 were residents in: Anchorage (62), Fairbanks (27), Bethel (13), Wasilla (11), Bethel Census Area (9), North Slope Borough (9), Northwest Arctic Borough (8), Palmer (6), Kenai (3), Kodiak (3), North Pole (3), Eagle River (2), Fairbanks North Star Borough (2), Juneau (2), Kodiak Island Borough (2), Kusilvak Census Area (2), Nome (2), Sitka (2), Soldotna (2), Unalaska (2), Utqiaġvik (2), and one each in Aleutians West Census Area, Big Lake, Chugiak, Denali Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough North, Sterling, Valdez-Cordova Census Area/Copper River, Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area and a location under investigation.
Three new nonresident cases were identified yesterday in:
- Anchorage: one with purpose under investigation
- Fairbanks: one with purpose under investigation
- Location under investigation: one with purpose under investigation
Ten resident cases were subtracted from the dashboard through data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 48,797 and the total number of nonresident cases to 1,597.
ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000, is high at 40.31 cases per 100,000. Most regions of Alaska are in high alert status with widespread community transmission. Two regions are at intermediate alert status with moderate transmission.
High (>10 cases/100,000)
- YK-Delta Region: 156.1 cases per 100,000
- Northwest Region: 50.77 cases per 100,000
- Matanuska-Susitna Region: 47.31 cases per 100,000
- Fairbanks North Star Borough: 41.19 cases per 100,000
- Anchorage Municipality: 39.36 cases per 100,000
- Southwest Region: 37.33 cases per 100,000
- Other Interior Region: 27.42 cases per 100,000
- Kenai Peninsula Borough: 19.7 cases per 100,000
- Other Southeast Region – Southern: 10.03 cases per 100,000
Intermediate (>4.8-10 cases/100,000)
- Other Southeast Region – Northern: 8.38 cases per 100,000
- Juneau City and Borough: 7.59 cases per 100,000
CASES: SEX & AGES – Of the 183 Alaska residents, 105 are male, 77 are female and one is unknown. 15 are under the age of 10; 31 are aged 10-19; 47 are aged 20-29; 23 are aged 30-39; 21 are aged 40-49; 23 are aged 50-59; 17 are aged 60-69; four are aged 70-79 and two are aged 80 or older.
CASES: HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 1,083 hospitalizations and 223 deaths, with three new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported yesterday.
There are currently 72 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and seven additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 79 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Nine of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 8.1%.
TESTING – A total of 1,357,708 tests have been conducted, with 35,439 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 4.55%.
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS – Reported to date, there have been 29,029 dose #1 COVID-19 vaccinations given in Alaska. For more information, visit the Vaccine Monitoring Dashboard.
TAKE ACTION – Vaccines are being distributed throughout Alaska but we all still need to maintain our COVID-19 protective measures to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy: coronavirus.dhss.alaska.gov
Notes: Reports are received electronically, by phone and by fax. Cases are verified, redundancies are eliminated and then cases are entered into the data system that feeds into Alaska’s Coronavirus Response Hub. When there is a high number of reports being received, this may cause delays in getting reports entered and counted. Extra personnel continue to focus on the effort to process and count reports and minimize the delay from receipt to posting on the hub.
This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 10. There is a lag between cases being reported on the DHSS data dashboard and what local communities report. Each case is an individual person even if they are tested multiple times. Total tests are a not a count of unique individuals tested and includes both positive and negative results. The current number of hospitalized patients represents more real-time data compared to the cumulative total hospitalizations. Current hospitalizations are reported for all facilities, not just general acute care and critical access facilities, as is the default on the dashboard. Total number of hospital beds available fluctuate daily as the number of available hospital staff changes. All data reported in real-time, on a daily basis, should be considered preliminary and subject to change. To view more data visit data.coronavirus.alaska.gov; weekly and daily case summaries are archived at dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/communications.aspx#updates.