DHSS today announced the deaths of three Alaska residents and 374 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 367 were residents in: Anchorage (130), Bethel Census Area (51), Kusilvak Census Area (50), Fairbanks (27), Wasilla (20), Bethel (10), Juneau (10), Palmer (10), Eagle River (7), North Pole (7), Chugiak (6), Kodiak (6), Utqiaġvik (4), Fairbanks North Star Borough (3), Soldotna (3), Homer (2), Houston (2), Kenai (2), Petersburg (2), Unalaska (2), and one each in Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula, Delta Junction, Girdwood, Kenai Peninsula Borough-North, Ketchikan, Northwest Arctic Borough, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Sterling, Sutton-Alpine, Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon, Valdez-Cordova Census Area/Chugach, Valdez-Cordova Census Area/Copper River, and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

Seven new nonresident cases were identified yesterday:

Five in Unalaska with purposes under investigation

One in Anchorage with purpose under investigation

One in Utquiagvik with purpose under investigation

128 resident cases and one nonresident case were added to the dashboard through data verification procedures. This brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 45461 and the total number of nonresident cases to 1525.

Note: Backlogged data from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region are part of the reason for the large number of resident cases added through data verification procedures and increased cases in the YK Delta locations. There were no delays by the health provider in notifying the individuals who tested positive or in notifying the public through daily regional case summaries. However, these results were delayed in their delivery to DHSS and therefore in entry into our system. About 500 cases were previously unreported test results and are being added to the dashboard over the course of several days as data is confirmed and entered.

Alert Levels - The daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000, is high at 37.89 cases per 100,000. Most regions of Alaska are in high alert status. Two regions are at intermediate alert status. Widespread community transmission occurring.

High (>10 cases/100,000)

YK-Delta Region: 93.12 cases per 100,000

Matanuska-Susitna Region: 44.69 cases per 100,000

Southwest Region: 42.52 cases per 100,000

Anchorage Municipality: 41.8 cases per 100,000

Fairbanks North Star Borough: 32.7 cases per 100,000

Kenai Peninsula Borough: 30.84 cases per 100,000

Northwest Region: 26.3 cases per 100,000

Other Interior Region: 23.76 cases per 100,000

Juneau City and Borough: 15.86 cases per 100,000

Intermediate (>4.8-10 cases/100,000)

Other Southeast Region - Northern: 9.43 cases per 100,000

Other Southeast Region - Southern: 6.81 cases per 100,000

CASES: SEX & AGES – Of the 367 Alaska residents, 204 are male, 162 are female, and one is unknown. 25 are under the age of 10; 59 are aged 10-19; 77 are aged 20-29; 61 are aged 30-39; 52 are aged 40-49; 51 are aged 50-59; 21 are aged 60-69; ten are aged 70-79 and eleven are aged 80 or older.

CASES: HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 1,003 hospitalizations and 205 deaths, with and six new hospitalizations and three deaths reported yesterday. Our thoughts are with their family and loved ones.

All deaths were recent:

One male Anchorage residents in his 70s

One male Wasilla resident in his 70s

One male Wasilla resident in his 70s

There are currently 73 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and six additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 79 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Six of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 8.3%.

TESTING – A total of 1,275,750 tests have been conducted, with 21,233 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 4.92%.

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