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CBJ reports 14 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

October 27, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 14 new Juneau residents with COVID-19 today and 91 active cases. Of the 91 active cases, 22 are within the ongoing vulnerable/unsheltered population cluster. That means case activity outside of the cluster is significant, particularly around family and social gatherings. The EOC urges residents to refrain from indoor, unmasked gatherings and limit social bubbles to immediate family members.

Within today’s new cases, Public Health is attributing two to out-of-state travel, one to secondary transmission, and the rest are under investigation. Two are linked to other cases among Juneau’s vulnerable/unsheltered population, bringing that cluster total to 79 so far. Within the cluster, 57 have recovered.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 474 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 104 nonresidents. There are 91 active cases in Juneau and 484 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently two people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. CBJ’s numbers – on cumulative case counts, and active and recovered cases – differ from the Alaska Health and Social Services dashboard numbers due to more timely reporting. CBJ is in regular contact with the Public Health officials in Juneau, and CBJ’s numbers are based on information received directly from them.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today reports 381 new people with COVID-19 – 378 are residents and three are nonresidents. The state is also reporting two recent deaths – a male resident of Anchorage is his 80s and a male resident of Fairbanks in his 90s – bringing the total number of deaths to 70. Alaska has had 13,742 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,056 nonresidents.