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CBJ reports four new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

March 2, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting four new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing three to secondary transmission and one is under investigation.

The cluster at a small Juneau business is still at nine individuals, including three recovered. Public Health has notified all close contacts, who are quarantining and have tested or will test for COVID-19.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,156 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 142 nonresidents. There are 18 active cases in Juneau and 1,275 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 159 new people identified with COVID-19 – 124 are residents and 35 are nonresidents. The state also reports two deaths – a female Anchorage resident in her 80s and a male Wasilla resident in his 60s who died out of state – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 299. Alaska has had 56,428 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,409 nonresidents.

Vaccine information

According to DHSS, 7,778 people in the Juneau region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine – either Pfizer or Moderna – and 5,251 have completed both doses. Statewide, 157,023 people have received their first dose and 104,349 have completed both doses.