Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Oct. 9, 2020

Daily Case Count Update

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

DHSS today announced 174 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 170 are residents in 23 communities: Anchorage (78), Fairbanks (27), North Pole (8), Bethel (7), Eagle River (6), Wasilla (6), Bethel Census Area (4), Kenai (4), Northwest Arctic Borough (4), Ketchikan (3), Kotzebue (3), Palmer (3), Chugiak (2), Fairbanks North Star Borough (2), Juneau (2), Kodiak (2), Soldotna (2), Utqiaġvik (2), and one each in Kusilvak Census Area, Nome, Nome Census Area, Valdez and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

Four new nonresident cases, all with purposes still under investigation, were identified in Anchorage (1) and three locations still under investigation.

Seven resident cases have been added to the data dashboard and one nonresident case removed through data verification procedures. This brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 9,182 and the total number of nonresident cases to 994. The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the past 14 days, is high.

Of the 170 Alaska residents, 73 are male and 97 are female. Four are under the age of 10; 13 are aged 10-19; 33 are aged 20-29; 34 are aged 30-39; 27 are aged 40-49; 26 are aged 50-59; 15 are aged 60-69; eight are aged 70-79 and ten are aged 80 or older.

There have been a total of 317 hospitalizations and 60 deaths, with no new deaths reported yesterday. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 5,110.

There are currently 35 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and 16 additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 51 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Six of these patients are on ventilators.

A total of 493,070 tests have been conducted, with 7,709 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 5.28%.

Notes: This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on October 8 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: