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CBJ reports two new COVID-19 cases in Juneau May 15-17

May 17, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new residents identified with COVID-19 in Juneau May 15-17. Public Health attributes one case to out-of-state travel and another to secondary transmission. The secondary case is associated with the small party cluster, which is now at nine cases with four recovered.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 1,323 residents test positive for COVID-19 and 160 nonresidents. There are nine active cases in Juneau and 1,469 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 140 new people identified with COVID-19 over the past three days – 136 are residents and four are nonresidents. The state also reports 11 deaths – one recent death and 10 from death certificate review – bringing the total number of resident deaths to 358. Alaska has had 66,814 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 2,786 nonresidents.