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49 new COVID-19 cases reported for Juneau Oct. 2-4

October 4, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 49 new individuals in the Juneau community – 45 residents and four nonresidents – identified with COVID-19 for October 2 – 4. For the nonresidents, DHSS lists the purpose as tourism/on a cruise ship. There are currently six people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

As of this morning, there are 143 active cases, including 38 cases in individuals age 18 and under, according to Juneau Public Health.

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

  • Three at Sayéik: Gastineau Elementary (two classes quarantined as a result)
  • One at Auke Bay Elementary (one class quarantined as a result)
  • One at Mendenhall River Community School (four 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, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 2,290 new people identified with COVID-19 – 2,235 are residents and 55 are nonresidents – in the past three days. The state also reports one recent death – a male Kusilvak Census Area resident in his 50s – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 558. Alaska has had 113,037 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 4,904 nonresidents.