Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: August 21, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Friday, August 21, 2020

DHSS today announced 73 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska and one death. 70 are residents in 17 communities: Anchorage (27), Fairbanks (9), Kotzebue (7), Soldotna (4), Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (4), Eagle River (3), Valdez-Cordova Census Area (3), Wasilla (3), Nome Census Area (2), and one each in Big Lake, Chugiak, Juneau, Nome, North Slope Borough, Palmer, Sitka and Valdez.

Three nonresident cases were reported in:

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

Two resident cases has been removed from the dashboard bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 4,588 and the total number of nonresident cases to 815.

Of the 70 Alaska residents, 41 are male, 28 are female and one is unknown at this time. Eight are under the age of 10; five are aged 10-19; 21 are aged 20-29; six are aged 30-39; 12 are aged 40-49; 10 are aged 50-59; six are aged 60-69 and two are aged 80 or older.

There have been a total of 191 hospitalizations and 30 deaths with four new hospitalizations and one new death reported yesterday. The individual who died was a male resident of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in his 80s. Our thoughts are with his loved ones and family.

There are currently 41 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and five additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 46 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 1,416.

A total of 321,535 tests have been conducted. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 1.91%.

Note: This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on August 20 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: