Data previously included in this report can be found on the data hub. DHSS has also published summaries of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations and EPI Bulletin: Summary of COVID-19 Hospitalizations, respectively.
Brief status report
Cases by Week Reported and Age Group
Alaska emergency department visits rising for COVID-19 and COVID-19 like symptoms
As cases of COVID-19 are on the rise, so are people showing up in emergency departments but diagnosed with COVID-19 and COVID like symptoms. Syndromic surveillance uses de-identified data from hospitals to look at trends in diseases. The below graph is the data for both possible COVID cases (blue) and possible influenza cases (yellow) in Alaska. This graph is intended to help clinicians understand the frequency of certain symptom sets, the frequency of diagnosis of these two viruses, and the general state of viral respiratory illness in Alaska as ‘flu season’ continues with the new impact of COVID. These data suggest a few points- that there are a high frequency of people with COVID or COVID like illness (CLI) visiting emergency departments and that influenza is still infrequently seen in emergency departments. We will follow these trends as flu season develops.
Case trends and predictions
Travelers with COVID-19
The proportion of travelers testing positive at airport testing nearly doubled over the last two weeks. As airport tests are only free for Alaskan residents, this likely reflects substantially increased risk of travel over the last two weeks, which correlates with increased case rates across most of the United States.
New cases, hospitalizations and deaths
How COVID-19 spreads in Alaska
Regional case trends
*Insufficient data; low case rate
Health care capacity
Total Confirmed COVID Beds Occupied
COVID-19 and travel
What Alaskans should do
AK Clinical Reminders
COVID-19 testing guidelines and test site locator
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