CBJ reports nine new COVID-19 cases; Bartlett reports first in-patient COVID-19 death
The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting nine new Juneau residents with COVID-19. In addition, Bartlett Regional Hospital reports its first COVID-19 death to occur at Bartlett since the start of the pandemic. The in-patient was a female Juneau resident in her sixties. She passed away at the hospital early this morning due to COVID-19. CBJ extends condolences to the family members and friends of this individual.
Of the nine new cases today, Public Health is attributing all of them to community spread. The nine individuals are among Juneau’s vulnerable population, including those who experience homelessness. Due to additional contact tracing of a previously reported case, there are now 31 cases associated with the vulnerable/unsheltered population cluster.
Cumulatively, Juneau has had 348 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 101 nonresidents. There are 45 active cases in Juneau and 401 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently six people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The hospital has discharged 23 COVID-19 patients so far this year.
Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 157 new people with COVID-19 – 153 are residents and four are nonresidents. Alaska has had 10,028 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,011 nonresidents.
For more information on the status of COVID-19 in Juneau, EOC staff and City Manager Rorie Watt will present a weekly update today, October 13, at 4 p.m. Watch the COVID-19 Community Update by joining the Zoom webinar https://juneau.zoom.us/j/98563085159, or calling 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782, webinar ID 985 6308 5159. CBJ staff will take questions from the media during the update.