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14 new COVID-19 cases & one nonresident death reported for Juneau

September 14, 2021 – CV19-News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 14 new individuals in the Juneau community – 13 residents and one nonresident – identified with COVID-19 for September 14. DHSS also reports one nonresident death for Juneau – a female in her 60s. The individual was initially diagnosed with COVID-19 in Juneau and later sought medical care outside Juneau where she eventually died. CBJ extends condolences to family members and friends of this individual.

The total number of deaths associated with Juneau is currently nine – eight residents (two died out of state) and one nonresident. There are currently four people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

For September 13 – 14, The Juneau School District reports seven individuals who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and were infectious while in school:

  • Three at Mendenhall River Community School (one reported Sept. 13 with one classroom quarantined; two reported Sept. 14 with no additional classes quarantined)
  • One at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School (reported Sept. 13; all classes operating on regular schedules)
  • One at Floyd Dryden Middle School (reported Sept. 13; all classes operating on regular schedules)
  • One at Thunder Mountain High School (reported Sept. 14; all classes operating on regular schedules)
  • One at Sayéik: Gastineau Elementary (reported Sept. 14; one classroom quarantined)

COVID-19 cases related to schools are posted on the district website (click on the green “COVID-19 Cases” block). Find more district-related COVID-19 information at juneauschools.org.

Juneau Public Health reports these generalized case trends for the past week:

  • There are no large groupings of case positivity at this point. Case exposure seems to be coming from social gatherings or passing among family groupings.
  • Household spread continues to be an issue. Once one person in the house is positive, most people in the household also test positive over the next week or two.
  • Regular screening testing is showing some case activity in congregate living situations. Facilities are being extra vigilant in COVID-19 mitigation protocols.
  • There is some case positivity on small and large cruise ships. Protocols are being followed closely and identified positives and their close contacts are not being allowed off the vessels except to quarantine and/or isolate
  • The Juneau School District continues to report regular case activity. They are monitoring closely and working issues classroom by classroom. Most case positivity is showing up in elementary schools as the age group is not yet eligible for vaccination.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 691 new people identified with COVID-19 – 676 are residents and 15 are nonresidents. The state also reports seven deaths – six residents and one nonresident – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 451 and nonresident deaths to 15. Alaska has had 93,039 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 4,287 nonresidents.

Juneau vaccine update:

  • 73.6 percent of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 69.8 percent has completed the vaccine series.
  • 92.8 percent of the population in Juneau age 65+ has received at least one dose of vaccine and 92.4 percent has completed the vaccine series.

For more information, read CBJ’s Emergency Operations Center Reports here.