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