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CBJ reports 15 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau July 15 & 16

July 16, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center reports 15 new individuals – nine residents and six nonresidents – identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for July 15 and 16. Of the resident cases, Public Health attributes four to community spread, two to secondary transmission, and three are under investigation.

Of the six nonresidents, four are in the tourism sector and two are tourists. All are associated with the American Cruise Lines ship Constellation, bringing that cluster total to 16 individuals – four who are isolating in Petersburg and 12 isolating in Juneau.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,407 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 184 nonresidents. There are 28 active cases in Juneau and 1,558 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There is currently one person with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 284 new people identified with COVID-19 in the past two days – 264 are residents and 20 are nonresidents. Alaska has had 69,453 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,987 nonresidents.