DHSS today announced five deaths of Alaska residents and 626 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 610 were residents in:Anchorage (231), Fairbanks (100), Wasilla (45), Kodiak(44), North Pole (22), Eagle River (19), Juneau (16), Soldotna (16), Bethel (14), Kenai (14), Kusilvak Census Area (12), Utqiaġvik (12), Palmer (9), Nikiski (6), Fairbanks North Star Borough (5), Delta Junction (4), Kotzebue (4), Chugiak (3), Girdwood (3), Seward (3), Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (3), Cordova (2), Craig (2), North Slope Borough (2), Sterling (2), Valdez-Cordova Census Area (3), Bethel Census Area, Big Lake, Dillingham, Dillingham Census Area, Homer, Kenai Peninsula Borough South, Ketchikan, Bristol Bay/Lake & Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Prince of Wales/Hyder, Sitka, Tok, Unalaska and Willow.

Sixteen new nonresident cases were identified yesterday:

Anchorage: two with purposes under investigation

Fairbanks: one with purpose under investigation

Prince of Wales/Hyder: one with purpose under investigation

Locations under investigation: twelve with purposes under investigation

Ten resident cases and two nonresident cases were added to the dashboard through data verification procedures. This brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 37,962 and the total number of nonresident cases to 1,383.

ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000, is high at 88.3 cases per 100,000. All regions in Alaska are in high alert status with widespread community transmission occurring.

High (>10 cases/100,000)

YK-Delta Region: 177.82 cases per 100,000

Matanuska-Susitna Region: 157.91 cases per 100,000

Southwest Region: 95.42 cases per 100,000

Kenai Peninsula Borough: 88.23 cases per 100,000

Anchorage Municipality: 85.76 cases per 100,000

Northwest Region: 64.84 cases per 100,000

Fairbanks North Star Borough: 56.83 cases per 100,000

Other Interior Region: 46.31 cases per 100,000

Other Southeast Region - Northern: 23.4 cases per 100,000

Juneau City and Borough: 23 cases per 100,000

Other Southeast Region - Southern: 13.98 cases per 100,000

CASES: SEX & AGES – Of the 610 Alaska residents, 332 are male and 277 are female and one is unknown. 36 are under the age of 10; 71 are aged 10-19; 131 are aged 20-29; 111 are aged 30-39; 79 are aged 40-49; 85 are aged 50-59; 58 are aged 60-69; 24 are aged 70-79 and 15 are aged 80 or older.

CASES: HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 844 hospitalizations and 154 deaths, with 13 new hospitalizations and five new deaths reported yesterday. Our thoughts are with families and loved ones of the individuals who died.

All five deaths were recent:

A male Fairbanks resident in his 80s

A female Anchorage resident in her 80s

A male Anchorage resident in his 70s

A male Anchorage resident in his 70s

A male Anchorage resident in his 60s

There are currently 149 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and 15 additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 159 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Seventeen of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 14.6%.

TESTING – A total of 1,113,360 tests have been conducted, with 30,274 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 6.73%.

TAKE ACTION to protect yourself and others: coronavirus.dhss.alaska.gov

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