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State reports 31 new COVID-19 cases and one death for Juneau

October 28, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 31 new individuals in the Juneau community – 30 residents and one nonresident – identified with COVID-19 for October 28. DHSS also reports one new death of a Juneau resident due to COVID-19. A female Juneau resident in her 40s died last week in Anchorage after being medevacked there from Bartlett Regional Hospital. CBJ extends condolences to family members and friends of this individual. There are 14 total deaths associated with Juneau – 13 residents (two died out of state) and one nonresident (death occurred outside Juneau).

There are currently four people 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 833 new people identified with COVID-19 – 818 are residents and 15 are nonresidents. The state also reports five recent deaths bringing the total number of resident deaths to 695:

  • Male Soldotna resident in his 40s
  • Male Kenai resident in his 80s
  • Female Juneau resident in her 40s (as reported above)
  • Male Haines resident in his 70s
  • Male Dillingham Census area resident in his 50s

Alaska has had 131,848 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 5,234 nonresidents.