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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: April 5 – April 18

April 21, 2021 – News

Over the 14-day period from April 5 to April 18, there were 50 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 40 during the previous two weeks):

  • 20 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster involving a small daycare. To date, there have been 10 positive cases associated with that cluster.
  • Public Health attributed 40 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 28 percent to community spread, 10 percent to out-of-state travel, and 22 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 23), and was slightly more prevalent in males than females (64 percent/36 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 strictly adhere to all travel-related rules and to continue strict adherence to masking and social distancing when outside your immediate home.

Vaccine update:

  • 57 percent of the of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 46.7 percent has completed the vaccine series.
  • 70.6 percent of the Juneau population age 16 and above have received at least one dose of vaccine and 57.9 percent of the age eligible population has completed the vaccine series.
  • 93 percent of the population in Juneau age 65+ has received at least one dose of vaccine and 88 percent has completed the vaccine series.

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