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State reports 15 new COVID-19 cases for Juneau for Dec. 7 & 8

December 8, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 15 new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for December 7 and December 8. According to Juneau Public Health, there are about 75 active cases. At least half are secondary cases. There is currently one person with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The Juneau School District, on December 7, reported seven new individuals within the Juneau School District who tested positive for COVID-19 and were infectious while in school:

  • One at Harborview Elementary School
  • Three at Yaakoosgé Daakahídi High School
  • One at Mendenhall River Community School
  • Two at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School

Statewide, DHSS reports 441 new people identified with COVID-19 – 434 are residents and seven are nonresidents – in the past two days. The state also reports three recent deaths, bringing the total number of resident deaths to 856:

  • Female Kenai resident in her 70s
  • Male Anchorage resident in his 50s
  • Male Kodiak resident in his 60s

Alaska has had 147,535 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 5,442 nonresidents.

Juneau vaccine update:

  • 77.5 percent of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 72.7 percent has completed the vaccine series.
  • 96 percent of the population in Juneau age 65+ has received at least one dose of vaccine and 92 percent has completed the vaccine series.

As a reminder, the next case count will be on Friday, December 10. To stay in line with DHSS’s reporting schedule, the City and Borough of Juneau will issue COVID-19 case count updates only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. For more information, read CBJ’s Emergency Operations Center Reports here.