TAKE ACTION – Choosing to get vaccinated is the single most important action you can take to protect yourself and your community and to reopen our economy. Until more people are vaccinated and case rates are lower in Alaska, take precautions including wearing a mask, staying six feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.
VACCINATIONS – 48.7% of Alaskans age 16 and older have received at least their first vaccine dose.
41.6% of Alaskans 16 and older have been fully vaccinated. The higher the vaccination rate, the more protected community members are from COVID-19. See below for percentages of all fully vaccinated Alaskans age 16 and older by region:
- Other Southeast Region – Northern: 62.9%
- YK-Delta Region: 58.2%
- Juneau Region: 57.7%
- Northwest Region: 49.2%
- Other Southeast Region – Southern: 45.4%
- Anchorage Region: 44.5%
- Southwest Region: 43.1%
- Other Interior Region: 41.9%
- Kenai Peninsula Region: 36.3%
- Fairbanks North Star Borough: 32.9%
- Matanuska-Susitna Region: 27.9%
For more information about vaccines, visit covidvax.alaska.gov.
CASES – DHSS today announced 216 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 212 were residents in: Fairbanks (70), Anchorage (39), North Pole (34), Wasilla (14), Palmer (8), Bethel Census Area (5), Kenai (5), Soldotna (5), Chugiak (4), Juneau (4), Eagle River (3), Copper River Census Area (2), Delta Junction (2), Fairbanks North Star Borough (2), Kusilvak Census Area (2), Northwest Arctic Borough (2), Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area (2), Willow (2), and one each in Bethel, Kenai Peninsula Borough North, Kenai Peninsula Borough South, Ketchikan, Nome, Seward and Sitka.
Four new nonresident cases were identified in:
- Fairbanks: one in ‘other industry’ and two with purposes under investigation
- Kenai: one with purpose under investigation
Thirteen resident cases were added to the dashboard due to data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 64,202 and the total number of nonresident cases to 2,707.
HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 1,445 resident hospitalizations and 329 resident deaths, with eight new hospitalizations, and no new deaths reported yesterday.
There are currently 46 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and three additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 49 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Five of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 4.5%.
TESTING – A total of 2,044,849 tests have been conducted, with 29,498 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 3.3%. dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/testing.aspx
ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000, is high at 21.85 cases per 100,000. Six regions of Alaska are in high alert status with widespread community transmission. Five regions are at intermediate alert status with moderate transmission and no regions are at low alert with minimal transmission. dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/alertlevels.aspx
High (>10 cases/100,000)
- Matanuska-Susitna Region: 43.93 cases per 100,000
- Fairbanks North Star Borough: 27.35 cases per 100,000
- Kenai Peninsula Borough: 20.12 cases per 100,000
- Other Interior Region: 19.37 cases per 100,000
- Anchorage Municipality: 19.18 cases per 100,000
- YK-Delta Region: 11.28 cases per 100,000
Intermediate (>4.8-10 cases/100,000)
- Other Southeast Region – Southern: 9.76 cases per 100,000
- Other Southeast Region – Northern: 9.45 cases per 100,000
- Southwest Region: 9.36 cases per 100,000
- Juneau City and Borough: 8.77 cases per 100,000
- Northwest Region: 5.27 cases per 100,000