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CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

March 17, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. Public Health is attributing one case to community spread and the other is under investigation.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,182 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 143 nonresidents. There are 17 active cases in Juneau and 1,303 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. There is currently one person with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 177 new people identified with COVID-19 – 172 are residents and five are nonresidents. The state also reports a recent death – a female resident of North Pole in her 60s – bringing the total number of residents to 303. Alaska has had 58,428 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,503 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, 11,766 people in the Juneau region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 7,325 are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 202,265 people have received their first dose, according to DHSS, and 140,196 are fully vaccinated.