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CBJ’s Emergency Operations Center reports five new COVID-19 cases

July 28, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center today reports two new resident cases of COVID-19 and three new nonresident cases. The nonresident cases are employees at Alaska Glacier Seafoods; the results are from the July 22 mass testing effort. Public Health has initiated contact investigations, and will notify and quarantine additional individuals as appropriate.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 84 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March. Of those, 13 cases are active and 69 have recovered. Recent resident cases have been a mix of community spread, secondary transmission, and travel-related. A total of 63 nonresidents have tested positive for COVID-19 in Juneau; 30 of these cases are still active. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Statewide has reported two new deaths over the past two days – a male resident of the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in his 60s with preexisting conditions and a male Fairbanks resident in his 40s. The state reported 137 new cases today – 110 resident cases and 27 nonresident cases. Alaska has had 2,729 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 621 nonresidents.