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Juneau’s 14-day COVID-19 recap: Sept. 14 – Sept. 27

September 29, 2020 – News

Over the 14-day period from September 14 to September 27, 33 people in Juneau tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Public Health attributed 33 percent of the cases to community spread. That means these individuals had no known contact to a positive case and hadn’t recently traveled within or out of state. Their exposure may be due to undiagnosed and/or asymptomatic cases in the community. This figure is down from 43 percent from last week.
  • 28 percent of the new case activity (nine cases) tie back to a large social gathering in August that included guests who work in bars in Juneau. Overall, about 45 people associated with this cluster have tested positive, though some of those positives fall outside of this reporting period.
  • The average number of close contacts per positive case is 2.96. More than 90 percent of individuals with COVID-19 cases were contacted within 24 hours of a positive test being returned.
  • Of the 33 positive cases during the last 14 day period, 17 were identified as secondary transmission, 11 as community spread, three as travel related, and two were still under investigation.

Read more in the September 28 Emergency Operations Center update.

In addition, members of CBJ’s Emergency Operations Center will present a weekly update on the status of COVID-19 in Juneau today, September 29, at 4 p.m. If you have a question about COVID-19 in Juneau, email CovidQuestions@juneau.org. Watch the COVID-19 Community Update by joining the Zoom webinar https://juneau.zoom.us/j/98563085159, or calling 1-346-248-7799 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-253-215-8782, webinar ID 985 6308 5159.