Alaska Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Alaska: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

500
1,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr. 2021
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
7–day average
243

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests

Apr. 2020 Dec. 2021

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Dec. 2021

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Dec. 2021
Daily Avg. on Dec. 7 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 243 –28% 151,539
tests 1,194 –10%
hospitalized 79 –33%
deaths 2 –43% 859
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). Tests, hospitalizations and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.

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
10
20 daily admissions per 100,000
Oct. 2020
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
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
Few or no cases
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

At least one dose Fully vaccinated
All ages
64%
55%
12 and up
74%
65%
65 and up
92%
84%

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.

Mask mandates and guidance

As of Dec. 2, 2021

The New York Times is tracking mask policies at the state level, including current federal guidance by county and where leaders are rejecting such guidance or mandates. Read more here ›

  • State officials recommend following CDC’s county-level guidance.
  • School mask policies are up to local discretion.

Vaccinations

At least one dose Fully vaccinated
All ages
64%
55%
12 and up
74%
65%
65 and up
92%
84%

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.

Mask mandates and guidance

As of Dec. 2, 2021

The New York Times is tracking mask policies at the state level, including current federal guidance by county and where leaders are rejecting such guidance or mandates. Read more here ›

  • State officials recommend following CDC’s county-level guidance.
  • School mask policies are up to local discretion.

How trends have changed in Alaska

New reported cases by day
500
1,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr. 2021
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
7–day average
243

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests by day
5,000
10,000 tests
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr. 2021
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
7–day average
0
Hospitalizations
100
200 hospitalized
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr. 2021
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
7–day average
79
New reported deaths by day
5
10 deaths
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr. 2021
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
7–day average
2

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). 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. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. 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. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government. Hospitalizations and tests are counted based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions.

Outbreak clusters

In the first year of the pandemic, The Times tracked cases in the types of places with some of the worst outbreaks, like nursing homes, food processing plants and correctional facilities.

Cases Connected To Location Cases
Goose Creek Correctional Center Wasilla, Alaska 1,041
Anchorage Correctional Complex Anchorage, Alaska 514
Hiland Mountain Correctional Center Eagle River, Alaska 235
Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center Bethel, Alaska 186
Fairbanks Correctional Center Fairbanks, Alaska 154
McLaughlin Youth Center facility Anchorage, Alaska 119
Mat-Su pretrial facility Palmer, Alaska 69
About this data Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace or event.

About the data

In data for Alaska, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state releases new data on weekdays. It released new data daily until February 2021. 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
  • 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.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, 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 and Jason Kao.

Additional contributions to Covid-19 risk assessments and guidance by Eleanor Peters Bergquist, Aaron Bochner, Shama Cash-Goldwasser, Sydney Jones and Sheri Kardooni of Resolve to Save Lives.

About the data

In data for Alaska, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state. The state releases new data on weekdays. It released new data daily until February 2021. 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
  • 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.