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CBJ reports 35 new COVID-19 cases in Juneau Oct. 17-20

October 20, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 35 new Juneau residents with COVID-19. These cases came in over the long weekend and today. Public Health is attributing 17 to community spread, 13 to secondary transmission, and five are under investigation.

Of the new cases, 24 are linked to other cases among Juneau’s vulnerable/unsheltered population, bringing that cluster total to 62 so far. Within the cluster, 40 individuals are active cases.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 400 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 102 nonresidents. There are 70 active cases in Juneau and 429 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently five people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today reports 215 new people with COVID-19 – 213 are residents and two are nonresidents. The state reported a new death on October 17, bringing the total number of deaths to 67. The person who died was a male Fairbanks resident in his 90s. Alaska has had 11,393 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,039 nonresidents.

For more information on the status of COVID-19 in Juneau, EOC staff and City Manager Rorie Watt will present a weekly update today, October 20, at 4 p.m. Watch the COVID-19 Community Update by joining the Zoom webinar https://juneau.zoom.us/j/98563085159, or calling 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782, webinar ID 985 6308 5159. CBJ staff will take questions from the media during the update.