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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Oct. 18 – Nov. 1

November 4, 2020 – News

Over the 14-day period from October 18 to November 1, 138 people in Juneau tested positive for COVID-19 (that’s up from 107 during the previous two weeks):

  • 35 percent of cases from this time period are associated with ongoing clusters. One cluster involves cases among Juneau’s vulnerable/unsheltered population and their close contacts. A new cluster associated with Mendenhall Auto Center is unfolding. In addition, transmission among household members continues to be a source of disease.
  • Public Health attributed 19.5 percent of the cases to community spread, 51 percent to secondary transmission, 9.5 percent to out-of-state travel, and 20 percent of the cases remain under investigation.
  • Contact tracing is impaired due to the statewide caseload; 50-75 percent of cases were contacted within 24 hours of a positive test being returned.
  • Disease spread is across all age groups and most racial groups as well.

The disease is traveling within two distinct clusters as well as family groupings. Contact tracing is impaired due to the statewide caseload. Residents must take appropriate cautions, including limiting social bubbles to immediate family members. Those who test positive are urged to immediately call their own close contacts. Read more about what to do here. The sooner close contacts can self-quarantine, get tested, and isolate if needed, the better to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to family, friends and others within the Juneau community.

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