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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Jan. 17 – Jan. 31

February 3, 2021 – News

Over the 14-day period from January 17 to January 31, there were 57 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down slightly from 60 during the previous two weeks):

  • Eighteen percent of the reported case activity was associated with a cluster at Wildflower Court. Overall, 10 people tested positive and two have recovered. There has been some heightened case activity passing through larger families.
  • Public Health attributed 60 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 19 percent to out-of-state travel, 16 percent to community spread, and 5 percent of the cases remain under investigation.
  • 100 percent of cases were contacted for contact tracing within 24 hours of a positive test being returned.
  • Disease spread was across all age groups, most racial groups (the category of individuals who self-identify as white is highest with 26), and was slightly more prevalent in males than females (56 percent/44 percent)

The disease continues to move across all disease acquisition types: secondary transmission, travel, and community spread. Residents are cautioned to strictly adhere to all health orders related to travel and to continue strict adherence to masking and social distancing when outside your immediate home.

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