Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: August 23, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Sunday, August 23, 2020

DHSS today announced one new death and 66 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 66 are residents in 14 communities: Anchorage (26), Fairbanks (11), Wasilla (8), Juneau (6), Palmer (4), Eagle River (2), Kenai (2) and one each in Bethel, Bethel Census Area, Chugiak, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Girdwood, Nome Census Area and Soldotna. 

No new nonresident cases were reported. Two resident case have been removed from the dashboard bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 4,741 and the total number of nonresident cases to 817.

Of the 66 Alaska residents, 32 are male and 34 are female. Eight are aged 10-19; 15 are aged 20-29; 15 are aged 30-39; 10 are aged 40-49; 11 are aged 50-59; one is aged 60-69; four are aged 70-79 and and two are aged 80 or older.

There have been a total of 197 hospitalizations and 32 deaths with three new hospitalizations and one new death reported yesterday. The individual who died was a male resident of Fairbanks in his 70s with underlying conditions. Our thoughts are with his loved ones and family.

There are currently 39 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and nine additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 48 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 1,559 (Alaska residents). 

A cumulative total of 327,440 tests have been conducted. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 1.74%.

Note: This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on August 22 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: