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COVID-19 case count update

August 12, 2020 – News

For yesterday, August 11, and today, the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting 27 new individuals with COVID-19 in Juneau. Nine are residents and eighteen are nonresidents. Public Health has initiated contact investigations, and will notify and quarantine additional individuals as appropriate.

Of the 27 new cases between yesterday and today, 19 are employees at Coeur Alaska’s Kensington Mine. Public Health is attributing two of the resident cases to secondary transmission and three other resident cases are under investigation. Two of the nonresident cases are in the seafood industry and another nonresident is a visitor.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 118 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March. Of those, 28 cases are active and 89 have recovered. The total number of nonresident cases in Juneau is 94. Of those, 23 are active and 71 have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. Two cases previously identified as residents have been corrected to nonresident cases.

Please note, CBJ’s numbers – on cumulative case counts, and active and recovered cases – differ from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services dashboard numbers due to more timely reporting. CBJ is in regular contact with the Public Health officials in Juneau, and CBJ’s numbers are based on information received directly from them.

Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports 68 new people with COVID-19 – 62 are residents and six is a nonresident. Alaska has had 3,881 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 774 nonresidents. The state reports a total of 27 deaths, including one new death. The person who died was a female Fairbanks resident in her 70s with underlying conditions.