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CBJ reports seven new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

March 5, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting seven new individuals identified with COVID-19 in Juneau – six are residents and one is a nonresident. Of the resident cases, Public Health is attributing one case to secondary transmission and the rest are under investigation. The secondary resident case is associated with the cluster at a small Juneau business, bringing the cluster total to 11, including five recovered. The nonresident case is in the mining sector.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,164 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 143 nonresidents. There are 23 active cases in Juneau and 1,279 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 149 new people identified with COVID-19 – 138 are residents and 11 are nonresidents. The state also reports two deaths – a female Anchorage resident in her 80s and a male Anchorage resident in his 90s who died out of state – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 301. Alaska has had 56,886 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,446 nonresidents.

Vaccine information

According to DHSS, 7,973 people in the Juneau region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine – either Pfizer or Moderna – and 5,945 have completed both doses. Statewide, 163,906 people have received their first dose and 111,990 have completed both doses.