COVID-19 DATA SUMMARY – October 5, 2021

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PREVIEW – 871 new cases | 3 deaths | 194 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high | 58.3% of Alaskans 12+ vaccinated

TAKE ACTION Choosing to get vaccinated is the most important step you can take to protect yourself and your community and keep our economy strong. Learn more about vaccines at covidvax.alaska.gov and the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated people at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/full-vaccinated.html.

VACCINATION – 63.5% of Alaskans aged 12 and over received at least their first dose of vaccine.

58.3% of Alaskans aged 12 and over have been fully immunized. The higher the vaccination rate, the more protected community members are against COVID-19. See below the percentages of all fully vaccinated Alaskans aged 12 and over by region:

  • Juneau region: 78.4%
  • YK-Delta region: 75.1%
  • Other South-East – North region: 74.3%
  • Southwest region: 67.8%
  • Other South-East-South region: 66%
  • Anchor region: 62.3%
  • Northwest Region: 61.2%
  • Other interior region: 58.4%
  • Borough of Fairbanks North Star: 50.8%
  • Kenai Peninsula region: 48.9%
  • Matanuska-Susitna region: 41.2%

CASE – DHSS today announced three deaths of Alaskan residents and 871 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska yesterday.

835 were residents of: Anchorage (240), Fairbanks (102), Wasilla (96), Bethel Census Area (58), Palmer (45), Kodiak (32), North Pole (29), Kenai (28), Eagle River (24), Yukon-Koyukuk census region (17), Juneau (15), Soldotna (15), Ketchikan (10), Dillingham census region (8), Fairbanks North Star borough (7), Girdwood ( 7), Chugiak (6), Kusilvak census area (6), Nome (6), Valdez (6), Bethel (5), Dillingham (5), Homer (5), Nome census area (5) , Big Lake (4), Delta Junction (4), Houston (4), Northwest Arctic Borough (4), Petersburg (4), Salcha (4), Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon (4), Seward (3), Utqiaġvik (3), Willow (3), Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula (2), Copper River Census Area (2), Haines (2), Ketchikan Gateway Borough (2), Sitka (2), census of southeast Fairbanks (2) and one in Cordova, Denali Borough, Hooper Bay, Kenai Peninsula Borough North, Kotzebue, North Slope Borough, Sterling, Sut ton-Alpine and Unalaska.

36 new cases of non-residents were identified in:

  • Wasilla: 9 with endings under investigation
  • Anchor: 5 with goals under investigation
  • Juneau: 5 in tourism
  • Ketchikan: 3 with endings under investigation
  • Fairbanks: 2 with purposes under investigation
  • Hoonah Angoon plus Yakutat: 2 with endings under investigation
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough: 2 in tourism
  • East Aleutian District: 1 in seafood industry
  • Bristol Bay plus lake and peninsula: 1 whose purpose is under investigation
  • Kenai: 1 whose purpose is under investigation
  • Valdez: 1 whose purpose is under investigation
  • Places under investigation: 4 with purposes under investigation

Fifteen resident cases were subtracted and one non-resident case was added to the case dashboard due to data verification procedures bringing the total number of Alaskan resident cases to 113,857 and the total number of non-resident cases to 4,941.

HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There were a total of 2,465 resident hospitalizations and 561 deaths. Yesterday, 12 new resident hospitalizations and three recent Alaskan resident deaths were reported. Please see this web page for more information on the process used to report deaths from COVID-19: dhss.alaska.gov/dph/epi/id/pages/covid-19/deathcounts.aspx. The deceased are:

  • A man residing in the Northwest Arctic Borough in his sixties
  • Anchorage resident in her forties
  • Male resident of Soldotna in his 60s

Our hearts go out to their families and loved ones.

There are currently 194 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and 14 additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 208 current hospitalizations related to COVID. Thirty-seven of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19 is 17.4%.

TRIAL – A total of 3,097,271 tests were performed, of which 38,379 tests were performed during the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 9.86%.

ALERT LEVELS – The current statewide alert level – based on the number of reported cases per 100,000 people in the past 7 days – is high (red) at 855.12. For arrondissements and census zones: the 28 zones are all at the high alert level (> 100 cases), no zone is at the substantial alert level (50-99.99), no zone is at moderate alert level (10-49.99) and none zones are at low alert level (0-9.99).

Find alert levels for individual boroughs and enumeration areas using the alert levels map on the following dashboard at www.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/ddd52524412b41b690b82b5618735f9e


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