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State reports 53 COVID-19 deaths

Numbers from review of death certificates

The state of Alaska reported on Monday the deaths of 50 Alaskans from COVID-19, bringing the total of resident deaths reported by the state to 764.

Thirty nonresidents have died from the illness, according to state data.

The state discovered deaths — 50 residents and three noneresidents — through a process of certificate review, the City and Borough of Juneau said in a news releasing announcing 23 new COVID-19 cases reported for Juneau. Five of the newly reported deaths occurred in August, according to the state, 30 in September and 16 in October.

According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 140 people died from COVID-19 in September, and 126 in October.

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The city began vaccinating children ages 5-11 Monday, which caused the overall vaccine rate number to drop significantly. Last week Juneau reported over 80% of its eligible population was fully vaccinated. On Monday, with children between the ages of 5 and 12 now included in that tally, that number dropped to 73.5%.

• Contact reporter Peter Segall at psegall@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @SegallJnuEmpire.

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