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CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

February 5, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau. One case is associated with Wildflower Court, though Public Health has not yet determined how the individual acquired the virus. The case is being added to the cluster, which now totals 12 individuals with nine recovered. Public Health is attributing the other case to out-of-state travel.

Last week, CBJ reported a positive case at Riverbend Elementary School with 12 close contacts. The positive individual was part of the RALLY program, which has been closed this week. Close contacts have been tested and the results are all negative. There was no spread of the virus within the program and RALLY will resume regular operations on Monday.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,092 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 139 nonresidents. There are 25 active cases in Juneau and 1,201 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.

Please note: The Emergency Operations Center will no longer be issuing an update over the weekend. This change mirrors the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), which is no longer updating its COVID-19 dashboard over the weekend.

Statewide, DHSS today reports 250 new people identified with COVID-19 – 163 are residents and 87 are nonresidents. Alaska has had 53,279 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,980 nonresidents.

Vaccine information

According to DHSS, 5,386 people in the Juneau region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine – either Pfizer or Moderna – and 2,011 have completed both doses. Statewide, 101,631 people have received their first dose and 37,520 have completed both doses.