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.
43.2% 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: 63.3%
- Juneau Region: 59.9%
- YK-Delta Region: 59.4%
- Northwest Region: 49.8%
- Other Southeast Region – Southern: 47.2%
- Anchorage Region: 46.2%
- Southwest Region: 44.6%
- Other Interior Region: 44.4%
- Kenai Peninsula Region: 37.4%
- Fairbanks Region: 35.1%
- Matanuska-Susitna Region: 29.2%
For more information about vaccines, visit covidvax.alaska.gov.
CASES –DHSS today announced 183 new people identified with COVID-19 yesterday. 181 were residents in: Fairbanks (46), Anchorage (35), Wasilla (30), North Pole (11), Palmer (9), Kusilvak Census Area (7), Chugiak (5), Kenai (5), Eagle River (4), Soldotna (4), Bethel Census Area (3), Kenai Peninsula Borough South (3), Ketchikan (3), Anchor Point (2), Big Lake (2), Fairbanks North Star Borough (2), and one each in Chugach Census Area, Copper River Census Area, Healy, Juneau, Kenai Peninsula Borough North, Nome, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Sterling, Tok and Willow.
Two new nonresident cases were identified in:
- Fairbanks: one with purpose ‘other industry’
- Wrangell: one with purpose under investigation
Three resident cases and one nonresident case were added to the dashboard due to data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 65,100 and the total number of nonresident cases to 2,734.
HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 1,476 resident hospitalizations and 341 resident deaths, with five new hospitalizations and no new resident deaths reported yesterday.
There are currently 45 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and nine additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 54 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Six of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 4.4%.
TESTING – A total of 2,028,101 tests have been conducted, with 13,307 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 2.83%.
An update on the variants of concern will be provided in the Thursday COVID-19 Daily Summary.
ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000, is high at 21.48 cases per 100,000. Seven regions of Alaska are in high alert status with widespread community transmission. Three regions are at intermediate alert status with moderate transmission and one region is at low alert with minimal transmission.
High (>10 cases/100,000)
- Fairbanks North Star Borough: 44.33 cases per 100,000
- Matanuska-Susitna Region: 37.21 cases per 100,000
- Kenai Peninsula Borough: 18.79 cases per 100,000
- Other Interior Region: 16.29 cases per 100,000
- Anchorage Municipality: 15.72 cases per 100,000
- YK-Delta Region: 14.31 cases per 100,000
- Other Southeast Region – Southern: 13.73 cases per 100,000
Intermediate (>4.8-10 cases/100,000)
- Northwest Region: 7.11 cases per 100,000
- Other Southeast Region – Northern: 7 cases per 100,000
- Juneau City and Borough: 6.74 cases per 100,000
Low (<4.8 cases/100,000)
- Southwest Region: 3.48 cases per 100,000