NOTE – Please note that beginning Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, DHSS will be updating data on the Alaska COVID-19 Information Hub three times weekly (Monday, Wednesday and Friday excluding holidays) instead of five times weekly (Monday through Friday excluding holidays). DHSS is making this change as a transition toward less daily reporting. Weekly or monthly data is generally more helpful for understanding trends as there can be substantial day-to-day variation in daily case reporting.
TAKE ACTION – Choosing to get vaccinated is the single most important action you can take to protect yourself and your community and to keep our economy strong. Learn more about the vaccines at covidvax.alaska.gov and the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated people at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html. Vaccine is now available for ages 5 and older. The rates listed below reflect the percentage of Alaskans age 5 and older reported as vaccinated.
56% of Alaskans 5 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 ages 5 and older by region:
- Juneau Region: 76%
- Other Southeast Region – Northern: 71%
- YK-Delta Region: 69%
- Southwest Region: 66%
- Other Southeast Region – Southern: 63%
- Anchorage Region: 61%
- Northwest Region: 57%
- Other Interior Region: 56%
- Fairbanks North Star Borough: 49%
- Kenai Peninsula Region: 47%
- Matanuska-Susitna Region: 39%
CASES – DHSS today announced no deaths of Alaska residents and 558 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska.
550 were residents of: Anchorage (164), Greater Wasilla Area (61), Fairbanks (32), Ketchikan (32), Greater Palmer Area (27), Northwest Arctic Borough (25 in 6 communities), Juneau (22), Eagle River (20), Nome Census Area (16 in 8 communities), Homer (13), Kenai (12), North Pole (10), Kotzebue (8), Soldotna (8), Copper River Census Area (7 in 2 communities), Hooper Bay (7), Houston/ Big Lake Area (7), Seward (6), Anchor Point (5), Bethel (5), Bethel Census Area (5 in 4 communities), Bristol Bay/Lake and Peninsula Combined (5 in 2 communities), Dillingham (5), Kodiak (5), Metlakatla (5), Nome (4), Chugiak (3), Dillingham Census Area (3), Kusilvak Census Area (3 in 2 communities), Chevak (2), Delta Junction (2), Haines (2), Nikiski (2), Petersburg (2), Sitka (2), and one each in Denali Borough, Girdwood, Healy, Kenai Peninsula Borough- North, Kenai Peninsula Borough- South, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Kodiak Island Borough, North Slope Borough, Skagway, Sterling, Utqiaġvik, Valdez, and Willow.
8 nonresident cases were identified in:
- Anchorage: 2 with purposes under investigation
- Kenai: 2 with purposes under investigation
- Fairbanks: 1 with purpose under investigation
- Soldotna: 1 with purpose under investigation
- Homer: 1 with purpose under investigation
- Juneau: 1 with purpose under investigation
Five resident cases were subtracted due to data verification procedures, bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 147,103 and the total number of nonresident cases to 5,434.
HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 3,117 resident hospitalizations and 853 resident deaths. No new resident hospitalizations and no Alaska resident deaths were reported. Please see this webpage for more information on the process used to report COVID-19 deaths: dhss.alaska.gov/dph/epi/id/pages/covid-19/deathcounts.aspx.
There are currently 77 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and six additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 83 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Twelve of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 6.6%.
TESTING –A total of 3,566,952 tests have been conducted, with 32,825 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 4.84%.
ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level – based on the reported number of cases per 100,000 people over the past 7 days – is high (red) at 235.3. For boroughs and census areas: 22 areas are at the high alert level (>100 cases), two areas are at the substantial alert level (50-99.99), three areas are at the moderate alert level (10-49.99) and one area is at the low alert level (0-9.99).
Find alert levels for individual boroughs and census areas using the alert levels map on the cases dashboard at www.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/ddd52524412b41b690b82b5618735f9e.