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CBJ reports 14 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

November 5, 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 eight of the cases to secondary transmission and the rest are under investigation. Of the 15 cases reported yesterday, 14 of them were through secondary transmission. Public Health says the rash of secondary cases is largely due to whole families testing positive after one member gets infected.

The Mendenhall Auto Center cluster is currently at 40 cases – 35 are active and five have recovered. The cluster includes employees as well as close contacts of employees. The cluster associated with Juneau’s vulnerable/unsheltered population is now at 93 cases – seven cases are active, 86 have recovered.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 581 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 105 nonresidents. There are 107 active cases in Juneau and 576 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently four people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today reports 296 new people with COVID-19 – 291 are residents and five are nonresidents. Alaska has had 17,072 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,102 nonresidents.

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