Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: August 20, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Thursday, August 20, 2020

DHSS today announced 86 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska. 84 are residents in 19 communities: Anchorage (41), Fairbanks (10), Juneau (4), Palmer (4), Wasilla (4), Kotzebue (3),  Bethel (2), Eagle River (2), Kenai (2), Kodiak (2), Utqiaġvik (2), and one each in Big Lake, Douglas, Houston, Ketchikan, Nome, North Pole, Valdez-Cordova Census Area and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

Two nonresident cases were reported in:

  • City & Borough of Juneau: 1 mining industry in Juneau
  • Location under investigation: 1 mining industry

One resident case in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area has been corrected to a nonresident case and one duplicate resident case has been removed, bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 4,520 and the total number of nonresident cases to 812.

Of the 84 Alaska residents, 39 are male and 45 are female. Two are under the age of 10; 11 are aged 10-19; 23 are aged 20-29; 11 are aged 30-39; 18 are aged 40-49; 13 are aged 50-59; one is aged 60-69; four are aged 70-79 and one is aged 80 or older.

There have been a total of 187 hospitalizations and 29 deaths with three new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported yesterday. There are currently 45 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and six additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 51 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 1,328.

A total of 312,647 tests have been conducted. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 2.09%.

Note: This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on August 19 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub. There is a lag between cases being reported on the DHSS data dashboard and what local communities report as details are confirmed and documentation is received. Reporting of new hospitalizations also lag, while the current number of hospitalized patients represents more real-time data. To view more data visit: