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State reports two new COVID-19 cases & one death for Juneau

November 16, 2021 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports two new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for November 16. DHSS also reports one additional death of a Juneau resident due to COVID-19. A male Juneau resident in his 20s died last week in Anchorage after being medevacked there. CBJ extends condolences to family members and friends of this individual. There are 17 total deaths associated with Juneau – 16 residents (three died out of state) and one nonresident (individual was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Juneau but death occurred outside Juneau). There are currently three people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

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. 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 362 new people identified with COVID-19 – 356 are residents and six are nonresidents. The state also reports seven recent deaths bringing the total number of resident deaths to 810:

  • Male Juneau resident in his 20s (as already reported above)
  • Female Anchorage resident in her 30s
  • Male Kusilvak Census Area resident in his 60s
  • Male Anchorage resident in his 60s
  • Female Hoonah-Angoon/Yakutat area resident in her 40s
  • Female Anchorage resident in her 60s
  • Male Anchorage resident in his 70s

Alaska has had 141,249 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 5,349 nonresidents.

Juneau vaccine update:

  • 75.4 percent of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 69.9 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.