Tuesday’s count for new positive Covid diagnoses in Alaska was 560, a decrease of 13 percent from last week. Since March of 2020, 131,056 out of 730,000 Alaskans have been infected with the virus; 690 are counted to have died because of it. The average number of positive tests per day over the past seven days is 685.
Alaska hospitals currently have 243 Covid patients and hospitals are near or at capacity. 23 percent of patients in Alaska hospitals have Covid and 33 Covid patients are on ventilators.
There are 24 ICU beds available for adults in Alaska and 291 non-ICU beds available, according to the state’s data dashboard. Providence Medical Center is the only hospital in Southcentral Alaska with openings in its ICU. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital’s ICU is near capacity.
According to the Anchorage Municipality’s dashboard, 11.3% of the 443 patients who went to an emergency room on Monday were there due to Covid symptoms. There are 112 people with Covid in Anchorage hospitals; one of them is considered a minor.
69 percent of Alaskans over the age of 12 are “fully vaccinated.”