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CBJ reports three new COVID-19 cases in Juneau April 24-26

April 26, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting three new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau April 24-26. Public Health is attributing one case to secondary transmission and two are under investigation.

One of the new cases is associated with Thunder Mountain High School, bringing the cluster total to eight cases; two have recovered. Public Health considers the cluster associated with the small daycare closed. That cluster had 10 total cases, and all have recovered.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,272 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 156 nonresidents. There are 17 active cases in Juneau and 1,406 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 430 new people identified with COVID-19 over the past three days – 419 are residents and 11 are nonresidents. The state also reports 13 additional deaths following death certificate review – one death took place in January, four in February, two in March, and six in April – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 341 and nonresident deaths to six. Alaska has had 64,786 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,723 nonresidents.

Vaccine information

According to DHSS, as well as data reported from the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • 18,678 people in Juneau have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That’s 58.8 percent of Juneau’s total population.
  • 15,741 have completed their vaccine series. That’s 49.5 percent of Juneau’s total population.

Statewide, 304,181 people have received their first dose, according to DHSS, and 254,470 are fully vaccinated.