Alaska CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Friday, July 31

DHSS today announced 114 new people with COVID-19 in Alaska and one new death. 108 are residents in 15 communities: Anchorage (73), Fairbanks (11), Wasilla (5), Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (3), Eagle River (3), City of Kenai (2), North Pole (2), Palmer (2) and one each in Big Lake, Houston, Juneau, Unalaska, Valdez, Valdez-Cordova Census Area and Yakutat/Hoonah-Angoon Census Areas.

Six new nonresidents were also identified in:

  • Valdez-Cordova Census Area: 1 with purpose still under investigation in Valdez
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 1 with purpose still under investigation in Wasilla
  • City and Borough of Juneau: 1 with purpose still under investigation in Juneau
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough: 1 tourism industry in Ketchikan
  • Location still under investigation: 2 with purpose still under investigation

Nine new resident cases from May and June were recently identified by an out-of-state medical facility and have been added to the dashboard today. Four duplicate resident cases have been removed and one resident case that was assigned to Alaska has been reassigned to another state in the National Center for Health Statistics’ records and removed from the dashboard. This brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 2,990. The total number of nonresident cases is 687.

Of the 108 Alaska residents, 59 are male and 49 are female. Six are under the age of 10; 16 are aged 10-19; 28 are aged 20-29; 18 are aged 30-39; 11 are aged 40-49; 12 are aged 50-59; eight are aged 60-69; eight are aged 70-79 and one is aged 80 or older.

There have been a total of 133 hospitalizations and 23 deaths with five new hospitalizations and one new death reported yesterday. The individual who died was a male Anchorage resident in his 70s who had underlying conditions. The total number of deaths remains at 23 due to the resident case that was reassigned to another state, as noted above, and died in that state.

There are currently 28 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and an additional 12 patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 40 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 898.

A total of 233,106 tests have been conducted. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous three days is 2.52%.

This report reflects data from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on July 30 that posted at noon today on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub. Please note that occasionally there is a lag between cases being reported on the DHSS data dashboard and what local communities report as details are confirmed and documentation is received.

To view more data visit: coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com

Please note: The DHSS data dashboard will be undergoing a change in structure which will go live on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The new data structure will allow for filtering by occurrence and residence status. Contact data.coronavirus@alaska.gov if you would like information on the new data structure.

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