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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 26 – May 9

May 13, 2021 – News

Over the 14-day period from April 26 to May 9, there were 38 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s the same number of cases as the previous two weeks):

  • 18 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster that was a result of a private gathering. There were seven identified cases with that cluster.
  • Public Health attributed 47 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 18 percent to community spread, 11 percent to out-of-state travel, and 24 percent of the cases remain under investigation.
  • 95 percent of cases were contacted for contact tracing within 24 hours of a positive test being returned.
  • Disease spread is proportionally higher among individuals under the age of 19 and less prevalent in those over the age of 60. There is case positivity among various racial groups (the category of individuals who self-identify as white is highest with 19), and more cases in males than females (60 percent/40 percent).

The community continues to see COVID-19 transmit via community spread, secondary infection, and travel. Two variants of concern have been identified in Juneau (B1.1.7 and P1).

Vaccine update:

  • 59.2 percent of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 53.7 percent 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.