Electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, released by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020. (Associated Press)

City reports 2nd resident coronavirus death

Announcement came Friday.

City and Borough of Juneau reported on Friday the city’s second coronavirus-connected death.

The deceased was a Juneau woman in her 60s who died in September, the city said in a news release. Condolences were extended to the family and friends of the deceased.

The city’s first and only other COVID-19 death was a resident who was living out of state in a care facility and died in May and was reported by the state in late June. A second death was reported at that time, but it was later determined the person was not actually a Juneau resident.

That person, who the city did not identify, is the 58th Alaskan to die with COVID-19, according to state and city data.

The city’s emergency operations center also reported two new COVID-19 cases on Friday. Public Health attributes both cases to community spread.

There were 27 active cases in Juneau as of Friday, and all known positive cases were isolating, according to the city. There were two people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 303 residents and 100 nonresidents test positive for COVID-19. As of Friday, 276 residents and 98 nonresidents had recovered.

Statewide, 132 new cases were announced by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Of the newly announced cases, 130 are residents and two are nonresidents, according to the state.

The new cases were reported for 23 communities with most of the new cases reported in Anchorage —56 cases —and Fairbanks —29 cases —and no other city or census area reporting more than five cases.

So far, there have been 8,074 resident COVID-19 cases and 966 nonresident cases. So far, 4,488 residents and 554 residents

have recovered.

Contact Ben Hohenstatt at (907)308-4895 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @BenHohenstatt.

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