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State reports six new COVID-19 cases for Juneau

November 23, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports six new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for November 23. According to Juneau Public Health, there are about 48 active cases. Of those, about 11 are minors under 18, and three are adults over 60. The majority of case activity is currently in individuals in their 20s and 30s.

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

  • One at Harborview Elementary School (reported late November 22)
  • One at Auke Bay Elementary School

Please note: Entire classrooms are no longer being quarantined. Instead, the availability of at-home, rapid antigen COVID-19 tests now provides unvaccinated close contacts with two options: test daily to stay in school or quarantine. COVID-19 cases related to schools are posted on juneauschools.org (click on the green “COVID-19 Cases” block).

Statewide, DHSS reports 152 new people identified with COVID-19 – 147 are residents and five are nonresidents. The state also reports two recent deaths bringing the total number of resident deaths to 834:

  • Male Anchorage resident in his 60s
  • Female Anchorage resident in her 70s

Alaska has had 143,598 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 5,376 nonresidents.

Juneau vaccine update:

  • 76.5 percent of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 70.1 percent has completed the vaccine series.
  • 95 percent of the population in Juneau age 65+ has received at least one dose of vaccine and 92 percent has completed the vaccine series.

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