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State reports six new COVID-19 cases for Juneau

December 1, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports six new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for December 1. According to Juneau Public Health, there are about 68 active cases. Of those, there are 19 cases in kids under age 12, most in kids ages 0-6.

The Juneau School District reports one new individual at Sitʼ Eeti Shaanáx̱ – Glacier Valley School who’s tested positive for COVID-19 and was infectious while in school. COVID-19 cases related to schools are posted on juneauschools.org (click on the green “COVID-19 Cases” block).

Please note: Starting Monday, December 6, the DHSS cases dashboard will update three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – and DHSS will begin issuing its COVID-19 summary emails only on those days as well. To stay in line with DHSS’s reporting schedule, the City and Borough of Juneau will issue COVID-19 case count updates – like what you’re reading right now – only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Statewide, DHSS reports 336 new people identified with COVID-19 – 333 are residents and three are nonresidents. The state also reports the recent death of a male Southeast Fairbanks Census Area resident in his 60s, bringing the total number of resident deaths to 851. Alaska has had 145,905 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 5,418 nonresidents.