CBJ reports seven new COVID-19 cases in Juneau Feb. 27-March 1
The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting seven new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau for the time period February 27 – March 1. Public Health is attributing five to secondary transmission, one to community spread, and one is under investigation.
Four of the new cases are associated with a cluster at a small Juneau business. The cluster is currently at nine individuals, including two recovered. Public Health is in the process of notifying all close contacts.
Additionally, please note: The resident count includes Juneau residents in Juneau, Juneau residents outside of Juneau, and Alaska residents currently located in Juneau (for example, individuals associated with the Alaska Legislature). This differs from how the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services counts cases. DHSS bases the location of the case on the resident’s permanent address. When CBJ’s resident count includes Juneau residents outside of Juneau, it is noted within the case count update. The nonresident count is made up entirely of non-Alaska residents who are in Juneau.
Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,152 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 142 nonresidents. There are 15 active cases in Juneau and 1,274 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 385 new people identified with COVID-19 over the time period February 27 – March 1; 349 are residents and 36 are nonresidents. The state also reports 10 deaths – one recent death and nine from death certificate review – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 297. Alaska has had 56,339 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,342 nonresidents.
According to DHSS, 7,744 people in the Juneau region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine – either Pfizer or Moderna – and 5,278 have completed both doses. Statewide, 155,951 people have received their first dose and 103,668 have completed both doses.