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CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

March 3, 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 both cases to secondary transmission.

Yesterday, CBJ reported four new cases of COVID-19, one of which was still under investigation. Public Health now attributes that case to secondary transmission and says it is part of the cluster associated with a small Juneau business. That cluster is at 10 individuals, including four recovered.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,158 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 142 nonresidents. There are 18 active cases in Juneau and 1,277 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 189 new people identified with COVID-19 – 173 are residents and 16 are nonresidents. The state also reports a recent death of a nonresident – a male in his 70s in the seafood industry in the Aleutians East Borough – bringing the total number of nonresident deaths to four. Alaska has had 56,605 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,425 nonresidents.

Vaccine information

According to DHSS, 7,795 people in the Juneau region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine – either Pfizer or Moderna – and 5,284 have completed both doses. Statewide, 158,680 people have received their first dose and 106,006 have completed both doses.