COVID-19 DATA SUMMARY – September 17, 2021


PREVIEW – 893 new cases | 1 death | 204 hospitalizations | Statewide alert level: high | 57% of Alaskans 12+ vaccinated

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VACCINATION – 66.3% of Alaskans aged 12 and over received at least their first dose of vaccine.

57% 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: 79.8%
  • Other South-East – North region: 76%
  • YK-Delta region: 74.3%
  • Southwest region: 67.4%
  • Northwest Region: 65.9%
  • Other South-East-South Region: 65.7%
  • Anchor Region: 59.4%
  • Other interior region: 57.5%
  • Borough of Fairbanks North Star: 49.9%
  • Kenai Peninsula region: 48.1%
  • Matanuska-Susitna region: 40.1%

CASE – DHSS today announced the deaths of an Alaskan resident and 893 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska yesterday. 875 were residents of: Anchorage (290), Fairbanks (111), Wasilla (71), Bethel Census Area (38), Homer (31), Eagle River (26), Juneau (26), North Pole (26), Palmer (25), Kenai (20), North Slope Borough (19), Kodiak (15), Soldotna (15), Kusilvak Census Area (13), Bethel (12), Utqiaġvik (12), Chugiak (11), Anchor Point (9), Haines Borough (7), Big Lake (6), Delta Junction (6), Fairbanks North Star Borough (6), Valdez (6), Kenai Peninsula Borough – North (5), Kenai Peninsula Borough – South ( 5), Ketchikan (5), Sitka (5), Nikiski (4), Nome Census Area (4), Northwest Arctic Borough (4), Tok (4), Yukon Census Area Koyukuk (4), Copper River Census Area (3), Mat-Su Borough (3), Willow (3), Craig (2), Dillingham (2), Dillingham Census Area (2), Girdwood (2), Salcha (2), Seward (2), Sutton -Alpine (2), Unknown (2), and one each in Bristol Bay / Lake and Peninsula, Hooper Bay, Houston, Metlakatla, Prince Of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Sterling, Unalaska, Wrangell and Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon.

18 new cases of non-residents were identified in:

  • Fairbanks: 4 with purposes under investigation
  • Homer: 2 with endings under investigation
  • Anchor: 1 whose purpose is under investigation
  • Eagle River: 1 whose purpose is under investigation
  • Juneau: 1 whose purpose is under investigation
  • Ketchikan: 1 for tourism
  • Mat-Su district: 1 whose purpose is under investigation
  • Utqiagvik: 1 whose purpose is under investigation
  • Location under investigation: 6 with purposes under investigation

Five resident cases were removed from the dashboard due to data verification procedures bringing the total number of resident cases in Alaska to 96,002 and the total number of non-resident cases to 4,358.

HOSPITALIZATIONS & DEATHS – There were a total of 2,207 resident hospitalizations and 454 deaths. Yesterday, 24 new resident hospitalizations and one new Alaskan resident death were reported.

The deceased was an Anchorage man in his sixties. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones.

There are currently 204 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and 13 additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 217 current hospitalizations related to COVID. Thirty-three of these patients are on ventilators. The percentage of patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19 is 17.3%.

TRIAL – A total of 2,921,249 tests were performed, including 44,219 tests carried out during the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 9.58%.

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 695.8. For boroughs and census sectors: 25 sectors are at high alert level (> 100 cases), two sectors are at substantial alert level (50-99.99), one sector is at moderate alert level (10-49.99) and no sectors are at the low alert level (0-9.99).

Find alert levels for individual boroughs and enumeration areas using the alert levels map on the case dashboard at

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