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CBJ reports 13 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau April 17-19

April 19, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 13 new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau April 17-19. Public Health is attributing five cases to secondary transmission, three to community spread, two to out-of-state travel, and the remaining three are under investigation. The cluster associated with the small daycare remains at 10 cases – six active and four recovered.

Of the 13 residents, three are individuals at Thunder Mountain High School and one is a crewmember of the Matanuska.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,260 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 155 nonresidents. There are 26 active cases in Juneau and 1,384 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 449 new people identified with COVID-19 over the past three days – 432 are residents and 17 are nonresidents. Alaska has had 63,675 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,695 nonresidents.

Vaccine information

According to DHSS, as well as data reported from the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • 18,120 people in Juneau have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That’s 57 percent of Juneau’s total population.
  • 14,862 have completed their vaccine series. That’s 46.7 percent of Juneau’s total population.

Statewide, 293,739 people have received their first dose, according to DHSS, and 239,930 are fully vaccinated.