Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: August 27, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Thursday, August 27, 2020

DHSS today announced 86 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 84 are residents in these communities: Anchorage (43), Fairbanks (16), Wasilla (9), Juneau (4), Palmer (3), Location under investigation (2), and one each in Eagle River, Prince of Wales/Hyder census areas, Sitka, Soldotna, Wrangell, Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area and Utqiaġvik.

Two nonresident cases were reported in:

  • Anchorage: 1 in tourism and 1 airline pilot

Four duplicate resident cases have been removed from the dashboard bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases is 4,975 and the total number of nonresident cases is 826. The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the past 14 days, is intermediate.

Of the 84 Alaska residents, 40 are male, 42 are female and 2 are unknown at this time. Three are under the age of 10; seven are aged 10-19; 19 are aged 20-29; 18 are aged 30-39; 14 are aged 40-49; 14 are aged 50-59; four are aged 60-69; four are aged 70-79 and one is aged 80 or older.

There have been a total of 213 hospitalizations and 37 deaths with six new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported yesterday. There are currently 39 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and four 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 1,919.

A total of 336,220 tests have been conducted, with 8,306 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 26 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: