14 COVID cases and one death reported in Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - 14 new individuals in Juneau were identified with COVID-19 Tuesday, the state reported one death in Juneau.

    13 of the cases were residents and 1 was a nonresident.

    Juneau saw the death of a nonresident woman in her 60's, this brings the total number of deaths in Juneau to 9. There are currently four people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

    The Juneau School District reported 7 cases spanning Monday and Tuesday, Three at Mendenhall River Community School, one classroom was quarantined Monday after one case was reported that day. Two cases were reported Tuesday, no additional classes were quarantined.

    One case was reported at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School and at Floyd Dryden Middle School Monday, classes are operating on regular schedules.

    One case was reported at Thunder Mountain High School, with all classes also operating on regular schedules. One classroom was quarantined at Sayéik: Gastineau Elementary after one case was reported there Tuesday.

    Juneau Public Health reports these generalized case trends for the past week:         
    •    There are no large groupings of case positivity at this point. Case exposure seems to be coming from social gatherings or passing among family groupings.
    •    Household spread continues to be an issue. Once one person in the house is positive, most people in the household also test positive over the next week or two.
    •    Regular screening testing is showing some case activity in congregate living situations. Facilities are being extra vigilant in COVID-19 mitigation protocols.
    •    There is some case positivity on small and large cruise ships. Protocols are being followed closely and identified positives and their close contacts are not being allowed off the vessels except to quarantine and/or isolate
    •    The Juneau School District continues to report regular case activity. They are monitoring closely and working issues classroom by classroom. Most case positivity is showing up in elementary schools as the age group is not yet eligible for vaccination.

    Statewide, 689 new people were identified with COVID-19. 674 are residents and 15 are nonresidents.

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