Alaska Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Alaska: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
1,000
2,000 cases
7–day average
108

Test positivity rate

Apr. 2020 Oct. 2022

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Oct. 2022

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Oct. 2022
Daily Avg. on Oct. 5 Per 100,000 14-Day Change
Cases 108 15 –32%
Test positivity 8.7%
Hospitalized 37 5 –18%
In I.C.U.s 4 <1 –9%
Deaths 4 <1 +21%
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivity, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). Test positivity, hospitalizations, I.C.U.s and deaths show seven-day averages. Test positivity is based only on P.C.R. test results reported to the federal government. Test positivity, hospitalization and I.C.U. data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.

Latest trends

  • An average of 108 cases per day were reported in Alaska in the last week. Cases have decreased by 32 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have increased by 21 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 2 residents have been infected, a total of 305,125 reported cases. At least 1 in 542 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 1,350 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while November 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in Alaska.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

Daily new hospital admissions by age in Alaska

This chart shows for each age group the number of people per 100,000 that were newly admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 each day, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals.

  • Under 18
  • 18-29
  • 30-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+
  • All ages
Oct. 2020
Feb. 2021
Jun.
Oct.
Feb. 2022
Jun.
Oct.
10 daily admissions
20 daily admissions per 100,000
About this data Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (daily confirmed and suspected Covid-19 hospital admissions); Census Bureau (population data). Data prior to October 2020 was unreliable. Data reported in the most recent seven days may be incomplete.

Hot spots

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
10
30
50
70
100
250
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
64%
30%
65 and up
88%
67%

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About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
64%
30%
65 and up
88%
67%

See more details ›

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Latest trends

  • An average of 108 cases per day were reported in Alaska in the last week. Cases have decreased by 32 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have increased by 21 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 2 residents have been infected, a total of 305,125 reported cases. At least 1 in 542 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 1,350 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while November 2021 was the month with the highest average deaths in Alaska.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

How trends have changed in Alaska

New reported cases by day
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
1,000
2,000 cases
7–day average
108
Test positivity rate
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
10%
20% positive
7–day average
0
Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s
Early data may be incomplete.
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
100
200 hospitalized
Hospitalized
In I.C.U.s
37
New reported deaths by day
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
5
10 deaths
7–day average
4
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivty, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported. Figures for Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s are the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 who are hospitalized or in an intensive care unit on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Test positivity is based on P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government. Hospitalizations and test positivity are reported based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions.

Average cases per capita in Alaska

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About the data

In data for Alaska, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state releases new data once a week. It released new data daily until February 2021 and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until April 2022. The state includes residents by county of residence and separately counts nonresidents in the county of diagnosis. As of June 5, the Times includes cases and deaths from nonresidents that occurred in the state since many are seasonal workers living there for an extended time. Cases and deaths of Alaska residents who died out of state are excluded.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • March 9, 2022: Alaska added a backlog of cases from testing that occurred in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region.
  • Jan. 17, 2022: Alaska did not announce new cases and deaths for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
  • Dec. 31, 2021: Alaska did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: Alaska did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Alaska did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: Alaska did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • Oct. 19, 2021: Alaska added many deaths after reviewing death certificates. Most of the deaths occurred in September and October 2021.
  • Oct. 18, 2021: Alaska did not release new data for Alaska Day, a state holiday.
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • April 15, 2021: Alaska added 19 deaths after reviewing vital records.
  • March 29, 2021: Alaska did not release data because of Seward's Day, a state holiday.
  • Jan. 2, 2021: Alaska reported data for two days after reporting no data on New Year's Day.
  • The state reports nonresidents in the location where they were diagnosed. The Times includes these nonresidents, many of whom are seasonal workers temporarily living in Alaska.
  • Cases are reported for Valdez-Cordova Census Area, which has split into Chugach Census Area and Copper River Census Area, based on how the state reported data until February 2021.

The tallies on this page include cases that have been identified by public health officials as probable coronavirus patients through antigen testing.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

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By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Penn Bullock, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

In data for Alaska, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state releases new data once a week. It released new data daily until February 2021 and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until April 2022. The state includes residents by county of residence and separately counts nonresidents in the county of diagnosis. As of June 5, the Times includes cases and deaths from nonresidents that occurred in the state since many are seasonal workers living there for an extended time. Cases and deaths of Alaska residents who died out of state are excluded.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • March 9, 2022: Alaska added a backlog of cases from testing that occurred in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region.
  • Jan. 17, 2022: Alaska did not announce new cases and deaths for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
  • Dec. 31, 2021: Alaska did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: Alaska did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Alaska did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: Alaska did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • Oct. 19, 2021: Alaska added many deaths after reviewing death certificates. Most of the deaths occurred in September and October 2021.
  • Oct. 18, 2021: Alaska did not release new data for Alaska Day, a state holiday.
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • April 15, 2021: Alaska added 19 deaths after reviewing vital records.
  • March 29, 2021: Alaska did not release data because of Seward's Day, a state holiday.
  • Jan. 2, 2021: Alaska reported data for two days after reporting no data on New Year's Day.
  • The state reports nonresidents in the location where they were diagnosed. The Times includes these nonresidents, many of whom are seasonal workers temporarily living in Alaska.
  • Cases are reported for Valdez-Cordova Census Area, which has split into Chugach Census Area and Copper River Census Area, based on how the state reported data until February 2021.

The tallies on this page include cases that have been identified by public health officials as probable coronavirus patients through antigen testing.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.