CBJ reports 35 new COVID-19 cases for Aug. 20
The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center reports 35 new individuals – 34 residents and one nonresident – identified with COVID-19 for August 20. Of the resident cases, Public Health attributes four to secondary transmission, three to community spread, three to out-of-state travel, and the rest are under investigation. The nonresident is a tourist (secondary transmission). The cluster associated with an out-of-town youth sports event is now at 25 cases – five are active, 20 are recovered.
Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,905 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 228 nonresidents. There are 216 active cases and 1,909 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently four people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 471 new people identified with COVID-19 – 443 are residents and 28 are nonresidents. The state also reports two deaths – a male Hyder resident in his 80s and a female Anchorage resident in her 30s – bringing to the total number of resident deaths to 406. Alaska has had 79,479 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 3,677 nonresidents.