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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Dec. 7 – Dec. 20

December 23, 2020 – News

Over the 14-day period from December 7 to December 20, there were 58 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 74 during the previous two weeks):

  • There was no reported case activity associated with a cluster.
  • Public Health attributed 41.5 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 21 percent to community spread, 21 percent to out-of-state travel, and 16.5 percent of the cases remain under investigation.
  • 90 percent of cases were contacted within 24 hours of a positive test being returned.
  • Disease spread is across all age groups, most racial groups (the category of individuals who identify as white is highest with 22, individuals who identify as Alaska Native/American Indian is next highest with 19), and is slightly more prevalent in males than females (51 percent/49 percent)

The disease is moving via all disease acquisition types: secondary transmission, travel, and community spread. Cases related to out-of-state travel are climbing. Residents must take appropriate cautions, including limiting social bubbles to immediate household members and strictly adhering to all health orders related to travel.

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