COVID-19 update 9-16

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY)- 61 new positive COVID-19 cases in Juneau were reported by the Alaska department of health and social services Wednesday, Sep. 15. 58 of those cases were residents and 3 were nonresidents. The DHSS says two of the non-resident cases were related to tourism while the third is under investigation.

    The Juneau School District reported 10 new cases.

    One at Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School, reported late Sept. 14.
    One at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé.
    One at Auke Bay Elementary.
    One at Floyd Dryden Middle School.
    Two at Thunder Mountain High School.
    One at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School.
    Three at Sítʼ Eetí Shaanáx̱ - Glacier Valley.

    Statewide 1,095 new people were identified with COVID-19, 1,068 are residents and 27 are nonresidents.The state also reports two deaths, both are male Anchorage residents, one in his 60s and the other in his 70s.


    With case counts 13% higher than last week, State officials say 201 Alaskans required hospitalization for COVID-19, and 34 of them are on ventilators. The state's chief medical officer says hospitals continue to be stressed and that there isn't the capacity for patients who have COVID-19 and those with other needs.

    Statewide, there are about 1,100 non-intensive care unit hospital beds, with only 302 available Wednesday. The state has only 21 of its 125 ICU beds open.

     

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