The Anchorage Pioneer Home on Aug. 31, 2020 (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media)
A resident from the Anchorage Pioneer Home has died of COVID-19, the state health department said Monday.
It’s the second Pioneer Home resident who has died with the disease. The state announced the first resident’s death last week.
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services did not provide any additional details Monday on the second death.
It said in a statement that 14 elders and five staff members from the Anchorage Pioneer Home have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Ten of the elders have recovered, while two are still being monitored, one of whom is hospitalized.
The Pioneer Home provides assisted-living care to Alaskans age 65 and older. It has been closed