Alaska COVID-19 Data Summary: August 2, 2021

Alaska COVID-19 Data Summary

COVID-19 DATA SUMMARY – August 2, 2021

Reporting data for 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1

Due to the statewide alert level being at high for two weeks, DHSS will resume updating all dashboards on the data hub on a daily Monday-Friday basis (except for holidays) beginning today, Aug. 2. The data summary that is emailed to subscribers and posted to social media will also follow the M-F daily reporting.

OVERVIEW751 new cases | 0 deaths | 99 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high | 52.4% of Alaskans 12+ vaccinated

TAKE ACTION – Choosing to get vaccinated is the single most important action you can take to protect yourself and your community and to reopen our economy. Learn more about the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated people, including their recent change to masking guidance, at

VACCINATIONS – 57.8% of Alaskans age 12 and older have received at least their first vaccine dose.

52.4% 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: 74.3%
  • YK-Delta Region: 69.7%
  • Other Southeast Region - Northern: 68.7%
  • Southwest Region: 63.1%
  • Other Southeast Region - Southern: 61.8%
  • Northwest Region: 56.6%
  • Anchorage Region: 54.3%
  • Other Interior Region: 53.5%
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 46.4%
  • Kenai Peninsula Region: 44.5%
  • Matanuska-Susitna Region: 36.7%

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CASES – DHSS today announced 751 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska over the past three days:

  • July 30 – 209 residents, 14 nonresidents
  • July 31 – 268 residents, 20 nonresidents
  • August 1 – 226 residents, 14 nonresidents

703 total residents in: Anchorage (283), Wasilla (53), Kenai (40), Soldotna (34), Eagle River (33), Sitka (27), Fairbanks (22), Juneau (21), Palmer (20), Kodiak (19), Northwest Arctic Borough (16), North Pole (12), Prince Of Wales-Hyder Census Area (11), Craig (9), Ketchikan (8), Kotzebue (8), Chugiak (7), Cordova (7), Bethel (6), Kenai Peninsula Borough North (6), Nome Census Area (6), Big Lake (5), Seward (4), Dillingham Census Area (3), Nikiski (3), Nome (3), Sterling (3), Utqiaġvik (3), Chugach Census Area (2), Copper River Census Area (2), Fairbanks North Star Borough (2), Homer (2), Hooper Bay (2), Kenai Peninsula Borough South (2), Skagway (2), Sutton-Alpine (2), Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (2) and one each in Aleutians East Borough, Bethel Census Area, Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula, Douglas, Girdwood, Houston, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Metlakatla, Salcha, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Tok, Valdez and Wrangell.

48 nonresident cases were identified in:

  • Anchorage: 3 visitors, 15 with purposes under investigation
  • Juneau: 4 with purposes under investigation
  • Soldotna: 4 with purposes under investigation
  • Sitka: 1 in tourism, 2 with purposes under investigation
  • Wasilla: 3 with purposes under investigation
  • Fairbanks: 2 with purposes under investigation
  • Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area: 2 with purposes under investigation
  • Prudhoe Bay: 1 in North Slope oil industry
  • Locations under investigation: 11 with purposes under investigation

No adjustments were made to the dashboard due to data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaska resident cases to 72,988 and the total number of nonresident cases to 3,249.

HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There have been a total of 1,732 resident hospitalizations and 382 resident deaths, with no new hospitalizations or resident deaths reported over the last three days.

There are currently 99 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and one additional patient who is considered a person under investigation (PUI) for a total of 100 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Eighteen of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is 11.1%.

TESTING – A total of 2,509,643 tests have been conducted, with 27,567 tests conducted in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 6.01%.

ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate over 14 days per 100,000, is high at 30.3 cases per 100,000. All eleven regions of Alaska are in high alert status with widespread community transmission; no regions are at intermediate or low alert status.

High (>10 cases/100,000)

  • Other Southeast Region - Northern: 93.50 cases per 100,000
  • Other Interior Region: 53.80 cases per 100,000
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: 47.30 cases per 100,000
  • Juneau City and Borough: 36.20 cases per 100,000
  • YK-Delta Region: 34.40 cases per 100,000
  • Anchorage Municipality: 31.40 cases per 100,000
  • Southwest Region: 28.30 cases per 100,000
  • Other Southeast Region - Southern: 26.70 cases per 100,000
  • Matanuska-Susitna Region: 19.00 cases per 100,000
  • Northwest Region: 18.40 cases per 100,000
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 12.40 cases per 100,000

Intermediate (>5-10 cases/100,000)

Low (0-5 cases/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. 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