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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: March 8-21

March 23, 2021 – News

Over the 14-day period from March 8 to March 21, there were 19 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 28 during the previous two weeks):

  • None of the cases were associated with a cluster.
  • Public Health attributed 37 percent of cases to out-of-state travel, 26 percent to community spread, 16 percent to secondary transmission, and 21 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 age 69 and under age groups, various racial groups (the category of individuals who self-identify as white is highest with 11), and was more prevalent in females than males (63 percent/37 percent).

The community continues to see COVID-19 transmit via community spread, secondary infection, and travel. Travel related cases are climbing. 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.

Vaccine update:

  • 23.7 percent of the total population of Juneau is fully vaccinated.
  • 52 percent of the Juneau population age 16 and above have received at least one dose of vaccine and 29.5 percent of the age eligible population is fully vaccinated.
  • The Alaska Department of Heath and Social Services is reporting 77.15 percent of the population in Juneau age 65+ is fully vaccinated.

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