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CBJ reports 16 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

November 9, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 16 new residents with COVID-19 in Juneau. All but one of these cases came in over the weekend. Public Health is attributing six of the resident cases to secondary transmission and the rest are under investigation.

The Mendenhall Auto Center cluster is currently at 45 cases – 22 are active and 23 have recovered. The cluster associated with Juneau’s vulnerable/unsheltered population is still at 93 cases – five cases are active, 88 have recovered. Last Friday, the EOC conducted 116 COVID-19 tests at AWARE, Housing First, the Glory Hall, and the cold weather shelter run by St. Vincent de Paul. Results are pending.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 600 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 106 nonresidents. There are 65 active cases in Juneau and 638 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.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today reports 465 new people with COVID-19 – 462 are residents and three are nonresidents. Alaska has had 19,187 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,113 nonresidents.

For more details on COVID-19 in Juneau, watch tomorrow’s COVID-19 Community Update at 4 p.m. Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss will join members of the EOC and the City Manager during the Nov. 10 update to discuss in-person learning at schools. Join the Zoom webinar https://juneau.zoom.us/j/98563085159, or call 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782 with webinar ID 985 6308 5159. Questions from the media will be answered live. Questions from the public can be emailed to CovidQuestions@juneau.org.