Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Feb. 1, 2021

Alaska COVID-19 Case Count

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

Please note: A new and improved layout of the Alaska Coronavirus Response Data Hub went live today at The short URL should redirect to the new site within 24 hours. Also starting today, Feb. 1, the data hub is moving to a Monday – Friday update schedule, with no updates made on weekends or state holidays.

DHSS today announced 101 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 63 were residents in: Anchorage (25), Palmer (10), Wasilla (9), Eagle River (3), Fairbanks (3), Kodiak (3), Sutton-Alpine (3), North Pole (2) and one each in Bethel Census Area, Kenai, Northwest Arctic Borough, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area and Valdez-Cordova Census Area/Copper River.

Thirty-eight new nonresident cases were identified yesterday in:

  • Aleutians East Borough: 15 in seafood industry
  • Unalaska: 11 in seafood industry
  • Locations under investigation: five in seafood industry; seven with purposes under investigation

Seven resident cases were added to the dashboard due to data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 52,668 and the total number of nonresident cases to 1,791.

ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000, is high at 20.7 cases per 100,000. Most regions of Alaska are in high alert status with widespread community transmission. One region is at intermediate alert status with moderate transmission and two regions are at low alert with minimal transmission.

High (>10 cases/100,000)

  • YK-Delta Region: 125.42 cases per 100,000
  • Southwest Region: 24.97 cases per 100,000
  • Matanuska-Susitna Region: 22.01 cases per 100,000
  • Other Interior Region: 19.19 cases per 100,000
  • Anchorage Municipality: 18.04 cases per 100,000
  • Northwest Region: 16.92 cases per 100,000
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 16.24 cases per 100,000
  • Juneau City and Borough: 13.4 cases per 100,000

Intermediate (>4.8-10 cases/100,000)

  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 7.47 cases per 100,000

Low (0-4.8 cases/100,000)

  • Other Southeast Region - Southern: 4.3 cases per 100,000
  • Other Southeast Region - Northern: 3.84 cases per 100,000

CASES: SEX & AGES – Of the 63 Alaska residents, 28 are male and 35 are female. Two are under the age of 10; 14 are aged 10-19; 14 are aged 20-29; 13 are aged 30-39; eight are aged 40-49; five are aged 50-59; four are aged 60-69 and three are aged 70-79.

CASES: HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 1,179 hospitalizations and 260 deaths, with no new hospitalizations or deaths reported yesterday. 

There are currently 39 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and four additional patients who are considered persona under investigation (PUI) for a total of 43 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Ten of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 4.1%.

TESTING – A total of 1,507,662 tests have been conducted, with 35,503 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 2.42%.

VACCINATIONS – Reported to date, there have been 95,881 dose #1 and 27,566 dose #2 COVID-19 vaccinations given for a total of 123,448 doses administered in Alaska. For more information, visit the Vaccine Monitoring Dashboard.

TAKE ACTIONVaccines are being distributed throughout Alaska but we all still need to maintain our COVID-19 protective measures to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy:

Notes: Reports are received electronically, by phone and by fax. Cases are verified, redundancies are eliminated and then cases are entered into the data system that feeds into Alaska’s Coronavirus Response Hub. When there is a high number of reports being received, this may cause delays in getting reports entered and counted. Extra personnel continue to focus on the effort to process and count reports and minimize the delay from receipt to posting on the hub. 

This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 31. 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. Current hospitalizations are reported for all facilities, not just general acute care and critical access facilities, as is the default on the dashboard. Total number of hospital beds available fluctuate daily as the number of available hospital staff changes. All data reported in real-time, on a daily basis, should be considered preliminary and subject to change. To view more data visit; weekly and daily case summaries are archived at