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State reports 16 new COVID-19 cases for Juneau

October 27, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 16 new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for October 27. According to Juneau Public Health, there are about 140 active cases. Of those, 50 cases are from individuals age 18 or under and 35 cases are from individuals under 12. There are currently five people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

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

  • two at Sitʼ Eeti Shaanáx̱ – Glacier Valley School (some close contacts in two classes quarantined); reported later in the day Oct. 26
  • one at Thunder Mountain High School (no classes quarantined as a result)
  • one at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School (no classes quarantined as a result)
  • one at Floyd Dryden Middle School (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 567 new people identified with COVID-19 – 560 are residents and seven are nonresidents. The state also reports two recent deaths – a male Anchorage resident in his 70s and a female Fairbanks resident in her 80s – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 690. Alaska has had 131,056 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 5,218 nonresidents.