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Current data quality grade

To help the public understand how well each state is performing, we have assigned each state a data-quality grade based on our assessment of the completeness of their reporting. Learn more

Grade A

State’s dataset was last updated at Nov 23, 2020 3:59 am ET

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Summary charts

TotalsPer 1M people
Last 90 daysFull range
Alaska 7-day average

New tests (Calculated)Total PCR tests (specimens)

New tests is changing down. The most recent value for New tests was 6655 on Nov 23, and the earlist value for New tests was 973 on Aug 26. The highest recent value for New tests was 154068 on Nov 5.The lowest recent value for New tests was -12177 on Nov 9.

New cases (Calculated)

Cases is changing up. The most recent value for Cases was 498 on Nov 23, and the earlist value for Cases was 52 on Aug 26. The highest recent value for Cases was 734 on Nov 14.The lowest recent value for Cases was 313 on Nov 5.

Current hospitalizations

Hospitalization is changing up. The most recent value for Hospitalization was 146 on Nov 23, and the earlist value for Hospitalization was 44 on Aug 26. The highest recent value for Hospitalization was 147 on Nov 18.The lowest recent value for Hospitalization was 38 on Oct 20.

New deaths (Calculated)

New deaths is changing down. The most recent value for New deaths was 0 on Nov 23, and the earlist value for New deaths was 1 on Aug 26. The highest recent value for New deaths was 8 on Nov 10.0
Total cases
27,085
New cases today498
Change over 7 days16.5%+
Total tests
(in test encounters)
Not Reported
Total tests
(in specimens)
933,016
Total tests
(in people)
Not Reported
Total tests (specimens)
Not Reported
Total tests (people)
Not Reported
Ever hospitalized
617
Now hospitalized
146
Ever in ICU
Not Reported
Now in ICU
Not Reported
Ever on ventilator
Not Reported
Now on ventilator
19
Recovered
7,165
Total deaths
103
Confirmed deaths
103
Total cases
46
Total deaths
0
Number of facilities affected
0
Percent of state deaths
from LTC facilities
N/A
New cases since Nov 120%
New deaths since Nov 12N/A

Data as of November 19 2020

Notes:

Alaska combines PCR and antigen tests in the total tests figure reported on the state's dashboard.

Negative test results reported in our API and CSVs are calculated by subtracting Positive from Total PCR tests (specimens) in the absence of better data.

On November 17, 2020, Alaska announced that “As of 11/17/2020, the cases dashboard will not be showing data on recovered and active cases due to the increasing State case load”. As a result, Alaska’s Recovered will no longer be updated.

On November 16, 2020 we updated the Positive field to include only residents. We also deleted the time series for Positive Cases (PCR) because Alaska is lumping PCR and antigen testing for their case definition.

On November 16, 2020 we added Cumulative Hospitalized (which includes both residents and non-residents), although the value does not reflect current hospitalizations.

On November 7, 2020, Alaska announced that their testing dashboard would be "temporarily disabled from November 6th to November 9th" and that testing data could be accessed through their data summary tables. After originally using the data summary tables on November 7th, we have reversed that decision, and reverted the values to their November 6th state. The frozen values were replaced on November 10, with values from the state's Tests Dataset.

On November 6, 2020, Alaska’s Total PCR tests (specimens) and Positive PCR tests (specimens) decreased without explanation. As a result, Negative PCR tests (people), which is calculated by subtracting Positive PCR tests (people) from Total PCR tests (specimens), decreased as well.

On November 5, 2020, Alaska’s Total PCR tests (specimens) increased from roughly 628k to 782k. We were unable to find an explanation for the increase.

As of September 18, 2020, Alaska's total test results are drawn from our totalTestsViral field instead of calculated via positive+negative.

Our latest tweets about Alaska

Our twitter handle is @COVID19Tracking@COVID19Tracking

The New Mexico chart shows how much more likely ‘American Indian or Alaska Native’ people have been to test positive or die from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, compared to other people in the state.

October 16, 2020

Update for our data users - we continued to implement changes to our original totalTestResults API field, resulting in a ~600k cumulative test increase since March. We updated test totals for 14 states: AK, AL, AR, AS, CA, DC, GA, ID, KY, MN, NH, SD, VA, and WA.

September 18, 2020

We’d like to highlight Alaska for providing test turnaround times directly on their site. They even include a full time series and the most recent 14-day average. This is a great example of data transparency.

August 11, 2020

Our daily update is published. We have many incomplete reports from states today and two states missing at our cutoff time (AK and RI). Today’s data reflects the holiday weekend dip in testing and reporting. 47K new cases today. 518K new tests. 242 deaths (corrected from 158).

July 6, 2020

(Earlier in this thread we mentioned “3 of 4” US Census regions. There are 5 regions, counting the Pacific region, which includes Alaska and Hawaii. Apologies to our non-contiguous readers. —@kissane)

July 3, 2020

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