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

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

DHSS today announced 88 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 86 are residents in 13 communities: Anchorage (53), Fairbanks (12), Wasilla (5),  Utqiaġvik (4), Juneau (3), Bethel Census Area (2) and one each in Chugiak, Douglas, Kotzebue, Northwest Arctic Borough, Palmer, Seward and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. 

Two nonresident cases were reported.  One is from Bethel with the purpose under investigation. The other is from Anchorage in "other" industry. 

Through data verification, one resident case was subtracted. This brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 6,743 and the total number of nonresident cases to 931. The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the past 14 days, is high.

Of the 86 Alaska residents, 51 are male and 35 are female. Six are under the age of 10; five are aged 10-19; 16 are aged 20-29; 14 are aged 30-39; 17 are aged 40-49; 10 are aged 50-59; 15 are aged 60-69 and three are aged 70-79.

There have been a total of 261 hospitalizations and 45 deaths with six new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported yesterday. 

There are currently 37 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and four additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 41 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 2,226 (Alaska residents). 

A total of 422,850  tests have been conducted, with 13,868  tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 2.24%.

Notes: This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on September 18 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: