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CBJ reports nine COVID-19 cases in Juneau

December 9, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting nine new residents with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing three cases to secondary transmission, one to out-of-state travel, and the rest are under investigation.

Public Health says one of the cases is part of new cluster associated with a small church in Juneau. The cluster has 13 cases so far, four of which have recovered. Cases in the cluster were first detected November 25. As soon as the church learned of the initial positive cases, it alerted its membership and stopped holding in-person services. Church members have all been encouraged to get tested.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 855 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 113 nonresidents. There are 60 active cases in Juneau and 903 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today reports 577 new people with COVID-19 – 573 are residents and four are nonresidents. The state reports four additional deaths – a female Anchorage resident in her 70s, a male resident in the Yakutat plus Hoonah-Angoon region in his 80s, a male Kenai resident in his 70s, and a male Soldotna resident in his 80s – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 149.

Alaska has had 37,342 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,365 nonresidents.