Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: August 26, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Wednesday, August 26, 2020

DHSS today announced one death and 53 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 52 are residents in 11 communities: Anchorage (26), Fairbanks (10), Palmer (4), Northwest Arctic Borough (2), Soldotna (2), Wasilla (2), Yakutat/Hoonah-Angoon census areas (2), and one each in Kenai Peninsula Borough South, Sutton-Alpine, Unalaska, and Utqiaġvik.

One nonresident case was reported in Juneau in the mining industry.

The total number of Alaska resident cases is 4,895 and the total number of nonresident cases is 824. The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the past 14 days, is intermediate.

Of the 52 Alaska residents, 34 are male and 18 are female. One is under the age of 10; 20 are aged 10-19; nine are aged 20-29; four are aged 30-39; six are aged 40-49; six are aged 50-59; three are aged 60-69; one is aged 70-79 and two are aged 80 or older.

There have been a total of 207 hospitalizations and 37 deaths with two new hospitalizations and one new death reported yesterday. The individual who died was a female Anchorage resident in her 40s. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones.

There are currently 39 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and five additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 44 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 1,899.

A total of 334,804 tests have been conducted, with 10,064 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 2.14%.

Notes: This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on August 25 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. 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: