Alaska

Cases

New AK Cases

September 18
+107
Trend
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New AK Deaths

September 18
+1
Trend
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Total AK Cases

Confirmed cases
6,644
Deaths
45

Tests in AK

Positive-Test Rate
2.4%

County Trends

Rising
3
Falling
3
Flat
20

Total County Cases

>10,000 1,001-10,000 101-1,000 11-100 1-10 0

By County

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More than 50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
10-50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
County Confirmed New cases yesterday Deaths
Anchorage 3,750 71 28
Fairbanks North Star 934 13 9
Matanuska-Susitna 569 11 2
North Slope 79 5 0
Kenai Peninsula 434 2 2
Bethel 88 2 1
Sitka 42 2 0
Yukon-Koyukuk 77 1 1
Juneau 258 0 1
Northwest Arctic 80 0 0
Valdez-Cordova 75 0 0
Nome 51 0 0
Ketchikan Gateway 49 0 0
Prince of Wales-Hyder 30 0 0
Southeast Fairbanks 22 0 0
Yakutat 21 0 0
Kodiak Island 20 0 0
Wrangell 13 0 0
Kusilvak 11 0 0
Bristol Bay 10 0 0
Aleutians West 7 0 0
Dillingham 7 0 0
Petersburg 7 0 1
Haines 5 0 0
Aleutians East 2 0 0
Denali 2 0 0

Tracker: Vaccine & Drug Development

Researchers worldwide are scrambling to develop vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. SmartNews is tracking progress here.

UPDATES
1 day ago
Pfizer vaccine trial bets on early win against coronavirus, documents show
2 days ago
US outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines, officials say the shot wouldn’t be broadly available until the summer of 2021
2 days ago
Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations
9/15/2020
Pfizer says coronavirus vaccine study shows mostly mild-to-moderate side effects
9/15/2020
There may not be enough coronavirus vaccine doses to quickly supply the world, Gates Foundation says
9/15/2020
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial
CNN
9/13/2020
Pfizer coronavirus vaccine could be given to Americans before end of the year, CEO says
9/12/2020
Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial
9/11/2020
Governments should begin prep for transporting COVID-19 vaccine, trade org urges
9/8/2020
AstraZeneca vaccine trial paused to investigate 'a potentially unexplained illness'
Alaska
STATUS: REOPENED
Cases
6,644 confirmed cases, with 107 new cases yesterday
Masks
Statewide mask mandate
Closures
Nursing-home visits
Fact
88% of the world’s population lives in countries where the government leaders recommend/mandate face covering. Read more »

Policy last updated: 8/5/2020

Timeline: The Road to Reopening

Tracking the latest information on preventive measures and policy changes as the U.S. combats the coronavirus and struggles with when and how to reopen its economy.

UPDATES
7/16/2020
Arkansas, Colorado mandate face coverings to fight surge
7/9/2020
Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's not ready to ease restrictions further as the state experiences a spike in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus News

  • Sources: Johns Hopkins CSSE and The COVID Tracking Project
  • Disclaimer: This data changes rapidly, so what’s shown may be out of date. Table totals may not always represent an accurate sum.
  • †SmartNews is no longer displaying U.S. “recovered” data due to the lack of uniform reporting from state health departments.