Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The State of Alaska reported Friday that two Juneau residents residing in long term care facilities in the Lower 48 have died from COVID-19.
They are the first deaths attributed to Juneau. The total of state deaths is now 14.
One person was located in Washington State and the other in New Jersey. One was a man and the other a woman. From the information provided by the state one was between 60 and 69 years old and the other between 70 to 79 years old. Both deaths occurred in May.
It’s reported that both people tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week prior to death.
The daily report from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services found 20 new resident cases, 10 new non-resident cases.
The state total of resident cases stood at 836 and the non-resident case total was 167.
Juneau now has 42 cases. Sitka has 12 total cases.
The daily report found seven new resident cases in Anchorage, two on the Kenai Peninsula, three in Fairbanks, three in Wasilla, one in Sitka, and three in Juneau.