State reports COVID-19 death for Juneau

Report follows death certificate review

The State of Alaska reported an additional COVID-19 death in Juneau Wednesday, bringing the total deaths in the city to four.

State data doesn’t say when the death occurred, and the City and Borough of Juneau did not immediately respond to request for comment and its coronavirus website was not updated as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Department of Health and Social Services said in its daily case count summary the death was reported following a death certificate review. According to DHSS, the deceased was a man in his 80s.

The state records coronavirus cases by where the person claimed residence, not where the death actually occurred. Two of Juneau’s other deaths occurred out of state, but one was recorded to the city due to a paperwork error and later removed from Juneau’s tally.

Statewide, three additional coronavirus deaths were reported Wednesday as well, two in Anchorage and one in Fairbanks. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the state is 96, according to state data.

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