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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 19 – May 2

May 6, 2021 – News

Over the 14-day period from April 19 to May 2, there were 30 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 38 during the previous two weeks):

  • 23 percent of the cases were associated with cluster activity. One cluster associated with Thunder Mountain High School had a total of eight cases, which have all recovered. Public Health considers that cluster closed. A new cluster, associated with a private gathering, has recently been identified with six cases.
  • Public Health attributed 37 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 23 percent to out-of-state travel, 17 percent to community spread, and 23 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.
  • Disease spread was across all age groups, various racial groups (the category of individuals who self-identify as white is highest with 15), and was slightly more prevalent in males than females (57 percent/43 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 adherence to masking and social distancing when outside your immediate home.

Vaccine update:

  • 60.1 percent of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 56.1 percent has completed the vaccine series.
  • 74.4 percent of the Juneau population age 16 and above have received at least one dose of vaccine and 69.4 percent of the age eligible population has completed the vaccine series.
  • 93.6 percent of the population in Juneau age 65+ has received at least one dose of vaccine and 89.4 percent has completed the vaccine series.

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