The State of Alaska Covid Data Hub reports that more that one million doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in Alaska since the vaccines became available in early 2021 — 1,001,941 to be exact as of Friday morning.
Most people getting the Covid shot receive two doses, which is considered by the medical establishment as “fully vaccinated,” but many are receiving boosters, which would account for the number of doses being as high as it is. Some 62 percent of Alaskans are considered “fully vaccinated” against Covid.
Cases of Covid in Alaska are spiking, regardless. Some 1,566 new cases were reported on Feb. 3.
Since March of 2020, 213,606 instances of Covid infection have been reported, and 1,060 deaths of Alaskans have been attributed to Covid.
Also since March, 2020, some 3,474 Alaskans have spent time in the hospital due to effects of the virus. As of Friday, 160 people are in Alaska hospitals with Covid.
The percent of vaccine breakthrough cases continues to rise as a percentage of all cases that are documented. In November, some 41.8 percent of known Covid cases were among those who had been vaccinated, up from 38.7 percent in October, and 35.2 percent in September. The data lags by two months in the state’s reporting, as seen below.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coronavirus cases are declining nationwide. The U.S. averaged more than 540,000 new cases per day last Friday, according to the CDC.