Alaska COVID-19 Case Count Summary: Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

Alaska COVID-19 Case Count

Reminder: The DHSS COVID-19 Data Hub will no longer be updated on the weekends or state holidays and case count summaries will not be emailed or posted on social media.  Monday, Feb. 15 is the federal Presidents Day holiday so the dashboard will not be updated and a case count will not be issued. The Tuesday summary will include aggregated numbers for the previous four days.

CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

Reporting data for 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Feb. 11

DHSS today announced two deaths of Alaska residents and 144 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 134 were residents in: Anchorage (46), Wasilla (21), Palmer (12), Bristol Bay & Lake and Peninsula (5), Fairbanks (5), Kenai (5), Copper River Census Area (4), Eagle River (4), Kusilvak Census Area (4), Unalaska (4), Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (4), Dillingham (3), Juneau (3), North Pole (3), Bethel Census Area (2), Girdwood (2), Nikiski (2) and one each in Aleutians East Borough, Seward, Skagway, Soldotna and Utqiaġvik. 

Ten new nonresident cases were identified yesterday in:

  • Aleutians East Borough: four in seafood industry
  • Unalaska: one in seafood industry
  • Fairbanks: one with purpose under investigation
  • Wasilla: one with purpose under investigation
  • Bristol Bay & Lake and Peninsula: one with purpose under investigation
  • Location under investigation: one in seafood; one in North Slope oil

Fourteen resident cases were added to the dashboard due to data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 54,282 and the total number of nonresident cases to 2,128.

ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000, is high at 18.09 cases per 100,000. Most regions of Alaska are in high alert status with widespread community transmission. Three regions are at intermediate alert status with moderate transmission and one region is at low alert with minimal transmission.

High (>10 cases/100,000)

  • YK-Delta Region: 77.37 cases per 100,000
  • Matanuska-Susitna Region: 30.53 cases per 100,000
  • Other Interior Region: 26.5 cases per 100,000
  • Southwest Region: 20.27 cases per 100,000
  • Anchorage Municipality: 15.05 cases per 100,000
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 12.29 cases per 100,000
  • Other Southeast Region - Southern: 10.03 cases per 100,000

Intermediate (>4.8-10 cases/100,000)

  • Juneau City and Borough: 8.49 cases per 100,000
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 7.1 cases per 100,000
  • Northwest Region: 6.51 cases per 100,000

Low (0-4.8 cases/100,000)

  • Other Southeast Region - Northern: 4.19 cases per 100,000

CASES: HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 1,196 hospitalizations and 280 deaths, with two new hospitalizations and two new deaths reported yesterday.  Our thoughts are with their loved ones and families.  

The two recent deaths were: 

  • A male Anchorage resident in his 60s
  • A female Wasilla resident age 80+ 

There are currently 31 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and four additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 35 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Five of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 3.3%.

TESTING – A total of 1,584,548 tests have been conducted, with 30,035 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 2.26%.

VACCINATIONS – Reported to date, there have been 120,396 dose #1 and 54,739 dose #2 COVID-19 vaccinations given for a total of 175,135 doses administered in Alaska. For more information, visit the Vaccine Monitoring Dashboard.

TAKE ACTION – Vaccines 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. Personnel continue to focus on the effort to process and count reports and minimize the delay from receipt to posting on the 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. 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