Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Sept. 3, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

DHSS today announced one new death and 101 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 97 are residents in 18 communities: Anchorage (51), Fairbanks (17), North Pole (4), Nome Census Area (3), Wasilla (3), Eagle River (2), Juneau (2), Kenai (2), Kodiak (2), Kotzebue (2), Palmer (2) and one each in Girdwood, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Utqiaġvik, Valdez and Wrangell. 

Four nonresident cases were reported in:
  • Kodiak: 1 under investigation
  • Anchorage: 1 under investigation
  • Fairbanks: 1 under investigation
  • Unknown: 1 under investigation

Five resident cases from July were added for the Fairbanks area. This adjustment brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 5,466 and the total number of nonresident cases to 873. The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the past 14 days, is intermediate.

Of the 97 Alaska residents, 54 are male and 43 are female. Eight are under 10; six are aged 10-19; 36 are aged 20-29; 19 are aged 30-39; 10 are aged 40-49; seven are aged 50-59; eight are aged 60-69; and three are aged 80 and older. 

There have been a total of 227 hospitalizations and 40 deaths with two new hospitalizations and one new death reported yesterday. The person who died was a male Anchorage resident in his 70s. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. 

There are currently 38 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and five 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 2,090 (Alaska residents). 

A total of 377,936 tests have been conducted, with 9,722 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 1.88%.

Notes: This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 2 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: