A seventh death from the coronavirus, which occurred at Bartlett Regional Hospital, shown in this January 2021 photo, was reported on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

A seventh death from the coronavirus, which occurred at Bartlett Regional Hospital, shown in this January 2021 photo, was reported on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

City reports 7th COVID death

It follows a sixth death last week.

A Juneau resident in her 80s died of COVID-19 at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Sunday evening, marking a seventh local death from the disease, according to a city news release.

The death follows a sixth death the previous week. Previously, no one had died in Juneau from COVID-19 in months.

The city also reported 58 new cases, 56 resident and 2 nonresident. The largest cluster currently identified is from an out-of-town youth sports event, with 7 active cases and 15 recovered, according to a City and Borough of Juneau.

Alaska no longer releases its total coronavirus casualties.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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