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State reports 21 new COVID-19 cases & 1 death for Juneau

October 20, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 21 new individuals in the Juneau community – 20 residents and one nonresident – identified with COVID-19 for October 20. DHSS also reports one new death in Juneau due to COVID-19. A Juneau resident in her 50s died this month. CBJ extends condolences to family members and friends of this individual. There are 13 total deaths associated with Juneau – 12 residents (two died out of state) and one nonresident (death occurred outside Juneau).

According to Juneau Public Health, there are about 211 active cases. Of those, 73 cases are from individuals age 18 or under, and 48 cases are from individuals under 12. There are currently three 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 or at a school-related activity:

  • Two at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School
  • Three from Thunder Mountain High School at an extracurricular activity

There has been no student attendance at schools this week due to the Alaska Day holiday, parent-teacher conferences, and staff in-service. COVID-19 cases related to schools are posted on juneauschools.org (click on the green “COVID-19 Cases” block).

Statewide, DHSS reports 830 new people identified with COVID-19 – 821 are residents and nine are nonresidents. The state also reports eight deaths – one occurred in May and the rest in October – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 667:

  • a male Anchorage resident in his 70s (occurred in May)
  • a male Anchorage resident in his 80s
  • a female Anchorage resident in her age 80s
  • a female Anchorage resident in her age 60s
  • a female Juneau resident in her age 50s (as reported above)
  • a male Soldotna resident in his age 50s
  • a male Fairbanks resident in his age 70s
  • a female Fairbanks resident in her age 70s

Alaska has had 126,250 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 5,153 nonresidents.

Juneau vaccine update:

  • 72.7 percent of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 69 percent has completed the vaccine series.
  • 94.3 percent of the population in Juneau age 65+ has received at least one dose of vaccine and 91.1 percent has completed the vaccine series.

For more information, read CBJ’s Emergency Operations Center Reports here.