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CBJ reports five new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

May 6, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting five new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing two cases to secondary transmission, one to community spread, one is under investigation, and one case – attributed to out-of-state travel – occurred a couple weeks ago and has already recovered. The cluster associated with the private event is still at six active cases.

Two of today’s cases are individuals within the Juneau School District – one individual at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School and another at Sítʼ Eetí Shaanáx̱ – Glacier Valley School. Exposure was limited to one classroom at each school and instruction for those classes has been moved to distance delivery. Other classes and school programs at those schools are operating normally. Those who may have been exposed in the schools have already been directly contacted and have been given instructions to quarantine and test. Individuals who have not been identified as a close contact do not need to quarantine or be tested at this time.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,300 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 158 nonresidents. There are 25 active cases in Juneau and 1,428 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There is currently one person with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 92 new residents identified with COVID-19. The state also reports one death – a male Fairbanks resident in his 20s – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 343. Alaska has had 66,004 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,758 nonresidents.