Update: Triple-digit new coronavirus cases now in 54th day

150 people hospitalized, 14 on ventilators

Updated 7:45 p.m., Nov. 16

New cases of novel coronavirus cases and deaths continue to soar, with 563 more people testing positive to the novel coronavirus in Alaska recorded on Monday, Nov. 16, after a record high of 745 two days earlier.

A total 24,399 people have been infected in Alaska to date, including 23,240 residents and 1,159 nonresidents. New cases have been in the triple digits for 54 days.

Department of Health and Social Services officials said on Monday, Nov. 16, that the number of people who has succumbed to COVID-19 remained at 98, with no new deaths reported.

The 736 new resident cases include:

  • 351 in Anchorage,
  • 39 in Bethel
  • 35 in Eagle River,
  • 21 in Wasilla,
  • 15 in Fairbanks,
  • 12 in Soldotna,
  • 11 in Bethel Census Area,
  • 8 each in Juneau, Delta Junction and Homer,
  • 6 each in Kenai and Palmer,
  • 5 in Chugiak,
  • 4 in Kenai Peninsula Borough South,
  • 3 each in Nome and North Pole,
  • 2 each in Kenai Peninsula Borough North, Kotzebue, Kusilvak Census Area, Seward, and Valdez-Cordova Census Area,
  • 1 each in Chevak, Douglas, Girdwood Hooper Bay, Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Sitka, Sterling, Sutton-Alpine and the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.

Seven nonresidents newly identified with the COVID-19 virus include two in anchorage, one in Homer and four in locations that were not disclosed.

Twenty-two resident cases were added to the dashboard through data verification procedures.

Among residents, 6,516 of those infected have recovered, leaving 16,626 cases still active. Another 649 of 1,159 nonresident infected have recovered, leaving 5015 active.

There are currently 128 people hospitalized with COVID-19, plus 22 others under investigation for the virus, for a total of 150 hospitalizations. Fourteen of these patients are on ventilators.

A total of 872,347 COVID-19 tests have been conducted since the pandemic spread to Alaska, including 27,802 tests in the previous seven days. The average percentage of daily positive tests for the previous seven days is 12.06 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.