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25 new COVID-19 cases reported for Juneau

October 8, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 25 new Juneau residents identified with COVID-19 for October 8. Juneau has about 121 active cases, according to Juneau Public Health. There are currently three people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The Juneau School District reports 11 new individuals who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and were infectious while in school:

  • Three at Sitʼ Eeti Shaanáx̱ – Glacier Valley School (three classes quarantined as a result); one case reported late afternoon October 7 and two reported today
  • Two at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé (no classes quarantined as a result)
  • One at Thunder Mountain High School (no classes quarantined as a result)
  • Two at Riverbend Elementary (one class quarantined as a result)
  • Two at Montessori Borealis (one class quarantined as a result)
  • One at Auke Bay Elementary (no classes quarantined as a result)

COVID-19 cases related to schools are posted on juneauschools.org (click on the green “COVID-19 Cases” block).

Statewide, DHSS reports 839 new people identified with COVID-19 – 825 are residents and 14 are nonresidents. The state also reports two recent deaths – a female Fairbanks resident in her 80s and a nonresident man in his 50s who was diagnosed in Anchorage. The total number of resident deaths is now 570 and total nonresidents deaths is 22. Alaska has had 116,367 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 4,981 nonresidents.