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CBJ reports five new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

January 29, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting five new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – four are residents and one is a nonresident. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing three to secondary transmission and one to out-of-state travel. The nonresident case is in the mining sector.

One of the resident cases is associated with the Wildflower Court cluster, bringing that cluster total to 10 – four staff members and six residents. Of the 10 cases, nine are active and one case (staff) is considered recovered. All cases remain asymptomatic.

Another of the resident cases is an individual at Riverbend Elementary School. Contact tracing has been completed and individuals who may have been exposed have already been contacted. Twelve close contacts are quarantining and will test for COVID-19. Exposure occurred at Riverbend but was not related to in-person classroom instruction, so in-person classroom instruction is not impacted. For more school district information on COVID-19, go to juneauschools.org.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,069 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 137 nonresidents. There are 34 active cases in Juneau and 1,167 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today reports 184 new people identified with COVID-19 – 176 are residents and eight are nonresidents. Alaska has had 52,335 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,739 nonresidents.

Vaccine information

According to DHSS, 4,970 people in the Juneau region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine – either Pfizer or Moderna – and 1,378 have completed both doses. Statewide, 90,777 people have received their first dose and 24,495 have completed both doses.