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CBJ reports three new COVID-19 case in Juneau

September 9, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting three new Juneau residents with COVID-19. Public Health is attributing two of the cases to secondary transmission and the other case appears to be community spread, which means no source case has been identified.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 215 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 98 nonresidents. Combined, there are 37 active cases in Juneau and 275 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There are currently three people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 66 new people with COVID-19 – 65 are residents and one is a nonresident. Alaska has had 5,896 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 894 nonresidents.

Yesterday, CBJ reported 19 new cases. As originally stated, a number of these cases are linked to a large social gathering that took place at the end of August; not all 19 cases are linked to the social gathering. Since the beginning of September, nine cases are directly connected to the social gathering – six from yesterday’s case count and three from previous days. The nine total figure doesn’t include a few other individuals who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 whose source of infection may have been a bar.

For other details on COVID-19 in Juneau, go to CBJ’s COVID-19 dashboard and read the daily updates from the Emergency Operations Center.