Note: Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, the next data summary will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Please celebrate safely during this Labor Day weekend. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Everyone – even vaccinated people – in areas with a substantial or high level of community spread should wear a mask indoors in public settings.
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 www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.
55.4% of Alaskans 12 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 12 and older by region:
- Juneau Region: 78.7%
- Other Southeast Region – Northern: 73.8%
- YK-Delta Region: 72.9%
- Southwest Region: 65.7%
- Other Southeast Region – Southern: 64.5%
- Northwest Region: 60.8%
- Anchorage Region: 57.5%
- Other Interior Region: 56.2%
- Fairbanks North Star Borough: 48.8%
- Kenai Peninsula Region: 47%
- Matanuska-Susitna Region: 39%
CASES – DHSS today announced 592 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska yesterday. 579 were residents of: Anchorage (225), Wasilla (45), Eagle River (32), Palmer (25), Utqiaġvik (25), Homer (24), Juneau (20), Seward (15), Anchor Point (14), Soldotna (14), Kodiak (12), Copper River Census Area (10), Prince Of Wales-Hyder Census Area (8), Dillingham Census Area (7), Fairbanks (7), Nome Census Area (7), Northwest Arctic Borough (7), Chugiak (6), Kenai (6), Ketchikan (6), Aleutians East Borough (5), Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula (5), Kusilvak Census Area (5), Craig (4), Dillingham (4), Valdez (4), Houston (3), Kenai Peninsula Borough North (3), North Pole (3), Petersburg (3), Unalaska (3), Big Lake (2), Girdwood (2), Kotzebue (2), Sterling (2), Willow (2), Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (2), and one each in Bethel, Bethel Census Area, Delta Junction, Denali Borough, Healy, Kenai Peninsula Borough South, Mat-Su Borough, North Slope Borough, Sitka and Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon.
13 new nonresident cases were identified in:
- Healy: 3 with purposes under investigation
- Juneau: 3 with purposes under investigation
- Anchorage: 1 with purpose under investigation
- Denali Borough: 1 with purpose under investigation
- Nome: 1 with purpose under investigation
- Palmer: 1 with purpose under investigation
- Locations under investigation: 3 with purposes under investigation
Nine resident cases and one nonresident case were subtracted from the cases dashboard due to data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 86,598 and the total number of nonresident cases to 4,044.
HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 2,042 resident hospitalizations and 435 deaths. Yesterday there were 12 new resident hospitalizations and no new deaths reported.
There are currently 165 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and 12 additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 177 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Twenty-three of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 14.5%.
TESTING – A total of 2,773,181 tests have been conducted, with 45,919 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 6.91%.
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 509.8. For boroughs and census areas: 27 areas are at the high alert level (>100 cases), 0 areas are at the substantial alert level (50-99.99), 0 areas are at the moderate alert level (10-49.99) and 1 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 experience.arcgis.com/experience/2d19dc2b5c7e4b399ff6495a8950493d/
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. Personnel continue to focus on the effort to process and count reports and minimize the delay from receipt to posting on the hub.
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. 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.