CBJ reports 22 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau July 29 & 30
The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center reports 22 new individuals – 19 residents and three nonresidents – identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for July 29 and July 30. Of the resident cases, Public Health attributes five to community spread, six to secondary transmission, three to out-of-state travel, and five are under investigation. Of the nonresident cases, two are tourists and one is in the mining sector.
The cluster associated with a local restaurant is now at seven individuals – three are active and four have recovered. The nine cases associated with a local private organization cluster have all recovered, and Public Health considers it closed.
Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,569 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 195 nonresidents. There are 95 active cases in Juneau and 1,664 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.
Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 585 new people identified with COVID-19 in the past two days – 536 are residents and 49 are nonresidents. The state also reports three deaths – two recent deaths and one death from May – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 382. The recent deaths include a female resident of Anchorage in her 50s and a male resident of Anchorage in his 40s. The death in May was a male resident of Palmer in his 70s. Alaska has had 72,285 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 3,201 nonresidents.
Starting Monday, August 2, CBJ will provide this case count update five times a week – Monday through Friday. The change is being made due to the current Very High alert level for case activity in Juneau, as well as to mirror how often DHSS is issuing its COVID-19 updates.