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CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau

March 9, 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 case is under investigation. The cluster associated with the small Juneau business is at 11 individuals with eight recovered.

One of the new cases today is from the Juneau School District – an individual at Sít’ Eetí Shaanáx̱, Glacier Valley Elementary School. Public Health and the school district have completed contact tracing and individuals who may have been exposed have already been contacted. In-person instruction has not been impacted at the school.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,166 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 143 nonresidents. There are 18 active cases in Juneau and 1,286 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 91 new people identified with COVID-19 – 90 are residents and one is a nonresident. Alaska has had 57,304 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,461 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, 8,348 people in the Juneau region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 6,747 are fully vaccinated. Statewide, 171,749 people have received their first dose and 119,631 are fully vaccinated.