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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: May 3 – May 16

May 19, 2021 – News

Over the 14-day period from May 3 to May 16, there were 29 people in Juneau who tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s down from 38 during the previous two weeks):

  • 24 percent of the cases were associated with a cluster that was a result of a small party. There are nine identified cases within that cluster.
  • Public Health attributed 62 percent of cases to secondary transmission, 21 percent to community spread, 10 percent to out-of-state travel, and seven 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 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 14), and slightly more cases in males than females (51 percent/49 percent).

The community continues to see COVID-19 spread in the community with a higher proportion of cases occurring in youth under the age of 19. Two variants of concern have been identified in Juneau (B1.1.7 and P1).

Vaccine update:

  • 60.7 percent of the total population of Juneau has received at least 1 dose of vaccine and 56.8 percent has completed the vaccine series.
  • 94.7 percent of the population in Juneau age 65+ has received at least one dose of vaccine and 91.6 percent has completed the vaccine series.

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