Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Sept. 20, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020

DHSS today announced 94 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. These are residents in 18 communities: Anchorage (32), Fairbanks (17), Northwest Arctic Borough (8), Nome Census Area (6), Bethel Census Area (5), Juneau (5),  Eagle River (4), North Pole (3), Palmer (2), Sitka (2), Utqiaġvik (2), Wasilla (2) and one each in Homer, Yakutat and Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Kotzebue, North Slope Borough, Valdez-Cordova Census Area and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. 

No new out of state cases were reported yesterday. 

Through data verification, one resident case was subtracted. This brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 6,836 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 94 Alaska residents, 50 are male and 44 are female. Nine are under the age of 10; 12 are aged 10-19; 24 are aged 20-29; 18 are aged 30-39; 10 are aged 40-49; nine are aged 50-59; six are aged 60-69; three are aged 70-79; and three are aged 80 or older. 

There have been a total of 262 hospitalizations and 45 deaths with no new deaths reported yesterday. 

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 42 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 2,226 (Alaska residents). 

A total of 426,925 tests have been conducted, with 15,522 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 2.31%.

Notes: This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on September 19 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: