CASE COUNT SUMMARY, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

DHSS today announced 50 new people identified with COVID-19 in Alaska. 46 are residents in 9 communities: Anchorage (31), Northwest Arctic Borough (4), Fairbanks (3), Wasilla (3), and one each in Aleutians West Census Area, Eagle River, Kodiak, Kotzebue, and Palmer. 

This brings the total number of Alaska resident cases to 6,950 and the total number of nonresident cases to 936. The current statewide alert level, based on the average daily case rate for the past 14 days, is high.

There have been a total of 266 hospitalizations and 45 deaths with one new hospitalization and no new deaths reported yesterday. There are currently 39 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized and four additional patients who are considered persons under investigation (PUI) for a total of 43 current COVID-related hospitalizations. Individuals who no longer require isolation (recovered cases) total 2,415.

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