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CBJ reports 30 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau for Aug. 12

August 12, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center reports 30 new individuals – 26 residents and four nonresidents – identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for August 12.

Of the resident cases, Public Health attributes 11 to secondary transmission, two to community spread, and the rest are under investigation. Two resident cases are part of the cluster associated with an out-of-town youth sports event. That cluster is now at 18 cases – 15 are active, three are recovered. Of the four nonresidents, two are in the tourism sector and two are visitors; Public Health attributes three cases to secondary transmission and one to out-of-state travel.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,717 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 215 nonresidents. There are 110 active cases and 1,816 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently six people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Due to the volume of positive cases in Juneau, if you’ve received a positive COVID-19 test result and haven’t heard from Public Health, please contact Public Health at 465-3353.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 406 new people identified with COVID-19 – 378 are residents and 28 are nonresidents. The state also reports three deaths – a female Ketchikan resident in her 80s, a male Anchorage resident in his 50s, and a male Wasilla resident in his 70s – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 395. Alaska has had 76,030 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 3,455 nonresidents.