Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: August 24, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Monday, August 24, 2020

DHSS today announced 72 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 71 are residents in 10 communities: Anchorage (43), Bethel Census Area (14), Wasilla (5), Fairbanks (2), Kenai (2) and one each in Bethel, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Sutton, Valdez and Willow.

One nonresident case was reported in Anchorage with the purpose still under investigation.

Two duplicate resident cases has been removed from the dashboard bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 4,810 and the total number of nonresident cases to 818. The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the past 14 days, is intermediate.

Of the 71 Alaska residents, 34 are male, 36 are female and one is unknown at this time. Five are under the age of 10; eight are aged 10-19; eight are aged 20-29; 12 are aged 30-39; eight are aged 40-49; 11 are aged 50-59; three are aged 60-69; six are aged 70-70 and two are aged 80 or older. The age for eight individuals is still under investigation.

There have been a total of 202 hospitalizations and 32 deaths with five new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported yesterday. There are currently 40 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and three additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 43 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 1,674.

A total of 330,503 tests have been conducted with 13,101 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 1.64%.

Notes: This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on August 23 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub. There is a lag between cases reported on the DHSS data dashboard and what local communities report. Each case is an individual person even if they are tested multiple times. Total tests are a not a count of unique individuals tested and includes both positive and negative results. The current number of hospitalized patients represents more real-time data compared to the cumulative total hospitalizations. To view more data visit: