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CBJ reports 12 new COVID-19 cases Oct. 14-15

October 15, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 12 individuals with COVID-19 – five were reported yesterday and seven today. One of the cases yesterday is of a nonresident in the mining sector; the other 11 are resident cases. Public Health is attributing three to community spread, two to secondary transmission, two to out-of-state travel, and four are under investigation.

Of the new cases, four are linked to other cases among Juneau’s vulnerable/unsheltered population, bringing that cluster total to 36 so far. Tomorrow, the EOC is conducting another round of testing at AWARE, Housing First, the Glory Hall, and the cold weather shelter at the JAHC.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 359 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 102 nonresidents. There are 50 active cases in Juneau and 408 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently six people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today reports 155 new people with COVID-19 – 153 are residents and two are nonresidents. The state reported four recent deaths yesterday and another new death today, bringing the total number of deaths to 65 –  a female Juneau resident in her 60s (Bartlett Regional Hospital reported this on Tuesday), a male Anchorage resident in his 80s, a male Anchorage resident in his 70s, a female Anchorage resident in her 20s, and a female Valdez resident in her 80s.

Alaska has had 10,323 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,025 nonresidents.

For more details on COVID-19 in Juneau, go to CBJ’s COVID-19 dashboard.