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COVID-19 update in Juneau

July 24, 2020 – News

The Alaska Health and Social Services reports two new cases of COVID-19 in Juneau, both residents. One of these cases was already part of the City and Borough of Juneau’s case count. Statewide, Alaska reported 59 new resident cases and six new nonresident cases.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 74 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March. Of those, 17 cases are active and 55 have recovered. A total of 40 nonresidents have tested positive for COVID-19 in Juneau; 29 of these cases are still active. Because they’re still infectious, all individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. Public Health officials continue to conduct contact investigations and will notify and quarantine additional persons as appropriate. Public Health Nurses in Juneau are keeping track of 49 close contacts.

In the past two weeks, Juneau’s had 27 new resident COVID-19 cases. In the same time period, Juneau’s nonresident count increased by 34.

Part of determining community risk in Juneau is based on how well individuals follow preventive guidelines, like social distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands, and staying home when you’re sick. When people within a community engage in higher risk activities – like socializing inside in a big group or not following testing/quarantine rules after flying into Juneau – the risk to the whole community goes up. Protecting yourself protects the whole community.

Statewide, Alaska has had 2,249 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 – 1,430 are active – and a total of 499 nonresidents.