The daily data dashboard shows 842 instances of daily positive Covid-19 tests in Alaska. This is down 15 from positive tests reported Wednesday, a 1.75 percent decrease. Generally, these numbers lag, reflecting the previous day.
For the week of Sept. 23-29, there were 8,425 positive Covid test results in the state. For Sept. 30-Oct. 6, there were 5,745 positives, a drop of 32 percent.
There are currently 180 people in Alaska hospitals with Covid, down from 184 on Wednesday and 194 on Tuesday, about a 7 percent drop in Covid hospitalizations in two days.
But 21 new Covid-19 hospitalizations have been logged since Oct. 1 and the death of 9 Alaskans have been attributed to Covid since Oct. 1.
95 of the 119 adult intensive care beds in Alaska are full — with patients of all kinds, not just Covid.
There are 24 ICU beds currently available in the state. However, in Anchorage, Providence’s ICU unit is full. Alaska Regional has capacity, as does Fairbanks. Ketchikan and Juneau have open ICU beds.
760 out of 1,110 non-ICU beds across the state are full, with a capacity of 308 available.
31 people in Alaska hospitals are on ventilators, a drop from 35 posted yesterday and 38 posted the day before. This is an 18 percent decrease in the number of people on ventilators over two days.
The overall percentage of Covid-infected patients in Alaska hospitals has leveled out, and is now at 18.5 percent, a slight drop from Wednesday, when it was 19.3 percent of all patients.
82 beds in Anchorage hospitals are now occupied by Covid-positive patients, down from 119 on Sept. 23.
Since Oct. 1, 2021, 21 Alaskans have been admitted to hospitals for treatment of Covid. The total admitted for September was 370. About 12 Alaskans per day were admitted to a hospital for Covid in September, while in October it’s running about 3 admittances per day.
A total of 115,543 Covid tests in Alaska have yielded positive results since March of 2020, when the virus was first recognized in the state.
355,135 Alaskans have been fully vaccinated for a total of 470,678 Alaskans either having caught the virus or been vaccinated for it; this number is squishy because there are an unknown but likely significant number of people catching the virus even though they have been vaccinated, or those who have had the virus but not known about it because of a lack of symptoms.
Worldwide, coronavirus cases and deaths around the world have been declining since August. According to the World Health Organization, there was a 9 percent drop in new cases reported last week.