Alaska COVID-19 Data Summary: June 18, 2021

Alaska COVID-19 Data Summary

COVID-19 DATA SUMMARY – June 18, 2021

Reporting data for 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. June 16-17

OVERVIEW96 new cases | 0 deaths | 12 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: low | 49% of Alaskans 12+ vaccinated

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VACCINATIONS – 54% of Alaskans age 12 and older have received at least their first vaccine dose.

49% of Alaskans 12 and older have been fully vaccinated. The higher the vaccination rate, the more protected community members are from COVID-19. See below for percentages of all fully vaccinated Alaskans age 12 and older by region:

  • Juneau Region: 70%
  • Other Southeast Region - Northern: 65%
  • YK-Delta Region: 64%
  • Southwest Region: 59%
  • Other Southeast Region - Southern: 57%
  • Northwest Region: 53%
  • Anchorage Region: 51%
  • Other Interior Region: 50%
  • Kenai Peninsula Region: 42%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 42%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Region: 33%

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CASES – DHSS today announced 96 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska over the past two days:

  • June 16 cases – 48 residents, 6 nonresidents
  • June 17 cases – 39 residents, 3 nonresidents

87 total residents in: Anchorage (28), Hooper Bay (13), Wasilla (9), Eagle River (6), Kusilvak Census Area (4), Aleutians West Census Area (3), North Pole (3), Tok (3),  Bethel Census Area (2), Chevak (2), Chugiak (2), Craig (2), Fairbanks (2) and one each in Bethel, Copper River Census Area, Delta Junction, Homer, Juneau, Kenai Peninsula Borough - South, Soldotna and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area. 

Nine new nonresident cases were identified in:

  • Anchorage: three with purposes under investigation
  • Fairbanks: two with purposes under investigation
  • Unalaska: two with purposes in seafood
  • Juneau: one with purpose under investigation
  • Bristol Bay and Lake and Peninsula combined: one with purpose under investigation

Eight resident cases and one nonresident case were added to the dashboard due to data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 68,031 and the total number of nonresident cases to 2,844.

HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 1,600 resident hospitalizations and 366 resident deaths, with five new hospitalizations and no new resident deaths reported

There are currently 12 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and no additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 0 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Four COVID-19 patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 1.3%.

TESTING – A total of 2,333,398 tests have been conducted, with 11,094 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 1.15%.

Variants of concern situation summary

B.1.1.7 - Alpha (30 added since last report)

  • This variant is being seen widely in Alaska and the nation 
  • New importations are continuing to be seen (e.g., cases associated with travel out of state)
  • Also seeing instances of secondary and community spread

P.1 - Gamma (5 added since last report)

  • Two cases in Juneau
    • One out-of-state resident (travel associated) 
    • One likely secondary spread or travel associated
  • Two cases in Anchorage
    • One unknown source
    • One out-of-state resident (travel associated) 
  • One case in Mat-Su (unknown source - secondary/community/travel) 

B.1.617.2/AY.1 - Delta (2 added in this report)

  • One Mat-Su (no travel) 
  • One out of state resident 

B1.351 - Beta (2 added since last report)

  • Two Mat-Su cases(out of state travel) 

Through June 16, the total number of B.1.1.7 (Alpha) cases is 324; P.1 (Gamma) cases is 43; B.135 (Beta) cases is 7; and B.1.617.2/AY.1 (Delta) cases is 4. The weekly genomic surveillance report will be updated online at

ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000, is low at 3.15 cases per 100,000. One region of Alaska are in high alert status with widespread community transmission; two regions are at intermediate alert status with moderate transmission; and eight regions are at low alert with minimal transmission.

High (>10 cases/100,000) 

  • YK-Delta Region: 10.18 cases per 100,000

Intermediate (>5-10 cases/100,000)

  • Other Interior Region: 8.3 cases per 100,000
  • Other Southeast Region - Southern: 6.14 cases per 100,000

Low (0-5 cases/100,000)

  • Northwest Region: 4.74 cases per 100,000
  • Juneau City and Borough: 3.37 cases per 100,000
  • Southwest Region: 3.03 cases per 100,000
  • Anchorage Municipality: 2.97 cases per 100,000
  • Matanuska-Susitna Region: 2.26 cases per 100,000
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 2.06 cases per 100,000
  • Other Southeast Region - Northern: 1.75 cases per 100,000
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 1.4 cases per 100,000

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