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CBJ reports 11 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

October 21, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 11 new Juneau residents with COVID-19. Public Health is attributing three cases to out-of-state travel and the rest are under investigation.

Four of today’s new cases are linked to other cases among Juneau’s vulnerable/unsheltered population, bringing that cluster total to 66 so far. Within the cluster – which includes family members, friends, individuals who work for a social service organization, and those who live with someone who works for one of these agencies – there are 39 active cases. To reiterate, not everyone in this current cluster is unsheltered.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 411 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 102 nonresidents. There are 75 active cases in Juneau and 435 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently five people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today reports 204 new people with COVID-19 – all are residents. The state also reports a new death, bringing the total number of deaths to 68. The person who died was a male Anchorage resident in his 60s. Alaska has had 11,605 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,039 nonresidents.

For detailed information on COVID-19 in Juneau, the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center provides daily updates on its local response to the pandemic. Read the updates here.