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CBJ reports 32 new COVID-19 cases for Aug. 18

August 18, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center reports 32 new individuals – 30 residents and two nonresidents – identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for August 18. How the individuals acquired the virus is under investigation. The cluster associated with an out-of-town youth sports event remains at 22 cases – five are active, 17 are recovered.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,849 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 222 nonresidents. There are 168 active cases and 1,896 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently three 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. In addition, notify your close contacts as soon as possible so they can quarantine and get tested. A close contact is anyone – masked or unmasked – who you were within 6 feet for a combined total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 647 new people identified with COVID-19 – 617 are residents and 30 are nonresidents. The state is also reporting four recent deaths – a male Anchorage resident in his 70s, a male Anchorage resident in his 50s, a male Palmer resident in his 60s, and a male Anchorage resident in his 60s – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 404. Alaska has had 78,407 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 3,595 nonresidents.