Update: Statewide COVID-19 infections reach 17,448

Nine of 97 currently hospitalized are on ventilators

Transmission electron micrograph of coronavirus particles isolated from a patient. (May 20, 2020) Image courtesy of NIAID

Updated: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4

Pandemic infections keep rising in the triple digits in Alaska, with 382 new cases on Tuesday, Nov. 3, pushing the statewide total of those diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state to 17,448.

The spread of the novel coronavirus in triple digits in now in its 41st day.

Three hundred and 80 new cases boosted the number of residents infected to 16,360, of whom 6,465 are now recovered, 84 are dead and 9,811 remain active cases. Among nonresidents, two new cases boosted the number of infected to 1,088, with 648 now recovered, leaving 440 active cases. None of the infected nonresidents have died.

New resident cases include 176 in Anchorage, 32 in Wasilla, 22 in Fairbanks, 19 in Juneau, 18 in Chevak, 14 in Bethel Census Area, 13 in North Pole, 11 each in Bethel and Kotzebue, 10 in Palmer, eight in Soldotna, seven in Eagle River, six in Utqiagvik, five in Kenai, three each in Chugiak, Homer, and Seward, two each in Bristol Bay/Lake & Peninsula boroughs and Valdez-Cordova Census Area, and one each in Aleutians West Census Area, Big Lake, Dillingham Census Area, Douglas, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Fritz Creek, Girdwood, Healy, Hooper Bay, Kenai Peninsula Borough North, Nome Census Area, Northwest Arctic Borough, Sitka, Sutton-Alpine and one undisclosed location.

The two new nonresident cases including one individual engaged in mining in Fairbanks and another at an undisclosed location.

Eight resident cases and one nonresident case were added to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard through data verification.

There have been 450 hospitalizations in Alaska since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading in the state and 84 deaths. The latest person to succumb was an Anchorage woman in her 80s.

State health officials said that those currently hospitalized include 80 people diagnosed with COVID-19, plus 17 people considered under investigation, for a total of 97. Nine of these patients are on ventilators.

Statewide updates are provided daily by state health officials Alaska’s COVID-19 dashboard at 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 Nov. 1, 624,755 tests had been conducted, including 23,860 tests in the previous seven days, DHSS officials said. The average percentage of daily positive test for the previous seven days was 9.78 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.