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State reports 27 new COVID-19 cases for Juneau

October 15, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 27 new residents within the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for October 15. There are currently two individuals with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

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

  • one at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé  (no classes quarantined as a result)
  • one at Thunder Mountain High 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 984 new people identified with COVID-19 – 971 are residents and 13 are nonresidents. The state also reports three recent deaths bringing the total number of resident deaths to 594 and nonresident deaths to 23:

  • a male Nome resident in his 60s
  • a female Anchorage resident in her 40s
  • a male nonresident in his 40s who was initially diagnosed with COVID-19 in Utqiagvik

Alaska has had 122,678 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 5,089 nonresidents.

CBJ’s next COVID-19 case count update will be issued on Tuesday, October 19.