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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 12 – April 25

April 27, 2021 – News

Over the 14-day period from April 12 to April 25, there were 38 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 50 during the previous two weeks):

  • 24 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster activity. One cluster, a small daycare, had 10 positive cases; all have recovered and Public Health has closed that cluster. The second cluster is associated with Thunder Mountain High School; that cluster is at eight positive cases with two recovered.
  • Public Health attributed 34 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 24 percent to community spread, 18 percent to out-of-state travel, and 24 percent of the cases remain under investigation.
  • 90 percent of cases were contacted for contact tracing within 24 hours of a positive test being returned. Public Health anticipates this is a temporary reduction due to statewide numbers increasing.
  • Disease spread was across all age groups, various racial groups (the category of individuals who self-identify as white is highest with 22), and was more prevalent in males than females (71 percent/29 percent).

The community continues to see COVID-19 transmit via community spread, secondary infection, and travel. A variant of concern (UK/B1.1.7) has been identified in Juneau. Residents are cautioned to continue strict adherence to masking and social distancing when outside your immediate home.

Vaccine update:

  • 58.8 percent of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 49.5 percent has completed the vaccine series.
  • 72.8 percent of the Juneau population age 16 and above have received at least one dose of vaccine and 61.4 percent of the age eligible population has completed the vaccine series.
  • 93.5 percent of the population in Juneau age 65+ has received at least one dose of vaccine and 88.4 percent has completed the vaccine series.

Read the full Emergency Operations Center Report, which included this weekly recap, as well as other reports here.