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COVID-19 update in Juneau

August 5, 2020 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting nine new individuals with COVID-19 in Juneau – two cases reported today and seven cases reported Tuesday. Five of these individuals are residents and four are nonresidents. Public Health has initiated contact investigations, and will notify and quarantine additional individuals as appropriate.

Public Health is attributing one of the resident cases to secondary transmission, another to travel, and three are under investigation. Of the nonresident cases, two are in the seafood industry, one is a tourist, and one is here as a visitor.

Cumulatively, Juneau has had 96 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March. Of those, eight cases are active and 87 have recovered. The total number of nonresident cases in Juneau is 68. Of those, eight are active and 60 have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation. CBJ’s numbers – on cumulative case counts, and active and recovered cases – may 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 59 new people with COVID-19 – 56 are residents and three are nonresidents. Alaska has had 3,449 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 734 nonresidents.