Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Alaska, four new cases in Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting four new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing three to secondary transmission and one is under investigation.

    The cluster at a small Juneau business is still at nine individuals, including three recovered. Public Health has notified all close contacts, who are quarantining and have tested or will test for COVID-19.

    Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 159 new people identified with COVID-19, 124 are residents and 35 are nonresidents.

    The state also reports two deaths – an Anchorage woman in her 80s and a  Wasilla man in his 60s who died out of state bringing the total number of resident deaths to 299.

    According to the department,  7,778 people in the Juneau region have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, either Pfizer or Moderna, and 5,251 have completed both doses. Statewide, 157,023 people have received their first dose and 104,349 have completed both doses.



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