Update: Alaska infection total rises to 20,832

110 people hospitalized, with seven on ventilators

Updated 8:15 p.m., Nov. 10

As novel coronavirus cases and deaths soar, state officials are imploring Alaskans to mask up and socially distance.
A total of 20,832 people have been infected in Alaska to date, including 19,712 residents and 1,120 nonresidents.  New cases have been in the triple digits for 48 days.

Department of Health and Social Services officials on Tuesday, Nov. 10, reported 531 new cases of COVID-19, and eight more recent deaths.  The record high for newly infections in a single day was 604 new cases on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The 524 new resident cases include 229 in Anchorage, 52 in the Bethel Census Area, 40 in Wasilla, 31 in Fairbanks, 25 om Kenai, 23 I Soldotna, 15 in Bethel, 11 each in Utqiagvik and Palmer, 10 in Eagle River nine in North Pole, seven in Ketchikan, five each in Kenai Peninsula Borough North,  Kotzebue and Kusilvak Census Area, four each in Juneau, North Slope Borough and Valdez-Cordova Census Area, three each in Chugiak, Healy and Sterling, two each in Hooper Bay, Kenai Peninsula Borough South, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Kodiak, Nikiski, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area and one each in Dillingham, Dillingham Census Area, Homer, Hoonah-Angoon and Yakutat, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Nome Census Area, Seward, Valdez and Willow.

New nonresident cases included one in Anchorage two each in Northwest Arctic Borough and the North Slope Borough, and two cases in undisclosed locations.

Among residents 6,512 of those infected have recovered, with 13,208 of the total 19,712 cases still active.  Another 649 of 1,120 nonresident infected have recovered, leaving 471 active.

One resident case was added to the DHSS dashboard through data verification procedures.

The spread of the novel coronavirus in triple digits has now gone on for 47 days straight.

The 465 new cases reported in Nov. 8 boosted the number of residents infected to 19,187, of whom 6,512 have recovered, leaving 12,581 active cases. The number of new nonresident cases increased by three, boosting that total to 1,113 cases, of whom 649 have recovered, leaving 464 active cases.

Recent deaths include a Wasilla woman in her 90s, Anchorage men in their 60s, 70s and 80s, and an Anchorage woman in her 60s.  DHSS also added the deaths of a Wasilla woman in her 90s, an anchorage woman in her 40s and a Kenai man in his 60s after a review of death certificate information.

There are currently 110 people hospitalized with COVID-19, plus 17 others under investigation for the virus, for a total of 127 hospitalizations. Ten of these patients are on ventilators.

A total of 828,140 COVID-19 tests have been conducted since the pandemic spread to Alaska, including 24,840 tests in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 7.81 percent.

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.

The testing dashboard has been temporarily disabled while the data team troubleshoots a problem with the testing data.

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.