Update: Statewide COVID-19 total climbs to 7,313

4,258 of 6,395 resident cases remain active, death toll stands at 44

Updated 7:05 p.m., Sept. 14.

Forty-three additional cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on Tuesday, Sept. 14, among them 42 Alaskans in nine communities and a single nonresidents case in the visitor industry in Ketchikan.

Overall to date 7,313 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including 6,395 residents and 918 nonresidents.  The overall number of hospitalizations and deaths among residents remain at 246 and 44 respectively, according to the latest data updates from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.  All of the deceased are Alaskans.

Those currently hospitalized include 42 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and two additional patients considered persons under investigation, DHSS officials said.

New resident cases include 22 in Anchorage five each in the Bethel Census Area and Fairbanks, four in Wasilla, two in the Kusilvak Census Area and one each in Bristol Bay and Lake and Peninsula boroughs combined, Douglas, Kodiak and Utqiagvik.

The lone nonresident case reported was in Ketchikan in the visitor industry.

Most cases and the most deaths from the virus have been in the state’s largest population areas, led by the municipality of Anchorage, with some 3,611 people infected and 27 deaths. The Fairbanks North Star Borough has had 889 cases and 9 deaths and the city and borough of Juneau 341 cases and one death.

Statewide updates are provided online daily by state health officials on statewide COVID-19 dashboard summary updated online daily at https://covid19.alaska.gov.

The DHSS daily report reflects data from midnight to 11:59 p.m. which is posted at noon daily on the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub.

As of Sept. 14, 407,124 tests had been conducted, including 12,506 tests in the previous seven days, DHSS officials said. The average percentage of daily positive test for the previous seven days as of Sept. 14 was 2.11 percent.

Updates on the impact of COVID-19 are posted daily at coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com.

For Cordova updates, visit the city’s COVID-19 dashboard here.