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Juneau has another new COVID-19 case  

May 29, 2020 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports another new case of COVID-19 in Juneau. The case reported today and the one yesterday appear to be related to travel outside of Alaska, according to Juneau Public Health Nursing. Cumulatively, 33 people from Juneau have tested positive for COVID-19 since March; four cases are active and 29 of these individuals have recovered.

Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink reminds Alaskans “the virus is still with us and … we should not ease up on the actions each of us can take to protect ourselves including: keeping six feet of distance from others, wearing a face covering when out in public, washing our hands frequently, and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces at home and work.”

Statewide, the State of Alaska reports 430 cumulative cases, including five new cases reported today and 13 yesterday. In total, 367 individuals have recovered. The state has also had a total of 18 nonresident cases.

For local news, information, and resources to help keep Juneau safe and healthy, go to juneau.org/covid-19 and Bartlett Hospital’s COVID-19 page.