CBJ reports 17 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau
The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 17 new residents with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing eight of the cases to secondary transmission (most within households), two are related to out-of-state travel, and the rest are under investigation.
The Mendenhall Auto Center cluster is currently at 46 cases – 21 are active and 25 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. All results came back negative.
Cumulatively, Juneau has had 617 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 106 nonresidents. There are 72 active cases in Juneau and 648 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 531 new people with COVID-19 – 524 are residents and seven are nonresidents. The state also added eight new deaths – five recent ones and three that occurred in the past month – bringing the total number of deaths to 92. The recent deaths are: a female Wasilla resident in her 90s, a male Anchorage resident in his 70s, a male Anchorage resident in his 80s, a female Anchorage resident in her 60s, and a male Anchorage resident in his 60s. The three that occurred in the past month are: a female Wasilla resident in her 90s, a male Kenai resident in his 60s, and a female Anchorage resident in her 40s. Alaska has had 19,712 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,120 nonresidents.
For more details on COVID-19 in Juneau, watch today’s COVID-19 Community Update at 4 p.m. Juneau School District Superintendent Bridget Weiss will join 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.