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CBJ reports 14 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

November 13, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 14 new residents with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing five of the resident cases to secondary transmission, two are related to out-of-state travel, and the rest are under investigation.

The five secondary cases are part of a new cluster associated with the University of Alaska Southeast. The cluster is at seven cases so far. The individuals, all students living in John Pugh Hall, are isolating in the UAS residence hall. Close contacts, which includes staff members and students, are quarantining. The five newest cases were detected through a facility-wide testing effort on Wednesday, November 11. CBJ’s EOC tested 41 individuals – aside from the five positives, the rest were negative. Read UAS’s information release here.

The Mendenhall Auto Center cluster is still at 49 cases – 19 are active and 30 have recovered. The cluster associated with Juneau’s vulnerable/unsheltered population is still at 93 cases – three cases are active, 90 have recovered.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 641 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 108 nonresidents. There are 85 active cases in Juneau and 660 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There is currently one person with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today reports 589 new people with COVID-19 – 584 are residents and five are nonresidents. The state reported a new resident death – a male Anchorage resident in his 30s – bringing the total number of deaths to 97. Alaska has had 21,275 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,130 nonresidents.