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CBJ reports four new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

May 11, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting four new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health attributes three cases to secondary transmission and one is under investigation. The cluster associated with a private event is still at seven cases with four recovered. Public Health says a new cluster is associated with a small party that occurred about a week and a half ago; this cluster is at seven active cases.

One of today’s cases is an individual at Thunder Mountain High School. Contact tracing has been completed and those who may have been exposed in the school have already been directly contacted. TMHS continues to operate on its regular schedule.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,315 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 158 nonresidents. There are 22 active cases in Juneau and 1,446 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 62 new people identified with COVID-19 over the past three days – 58 are residents and four are nonresidents. The state also reports two deaths – a male Fairbanks resident in his 50s and a make Palmer resident in his 70s – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 345. Alaska has had 66,407 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,771 nonresidents.