State reports 25 new COVID-19 cases for Juneau for Dec. 9 & 10
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) reports 25 new residents in the Juneau community identified with COVID-19 for December 9 and December 10. According to Juneau Public Health, there are about 80 active cases. Of those: about half the cases are known exposures, mostly from household members or small gatherings; roughly a quarter appear to be community transmission; and Public Health doesn’t have enough information about the remaining cases to denote attribution.
There is currently one person with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The Juneau School District reports one new individual from Riverbend Elementary School who tested positive for COVID-19 and was infectious while in school.
Please note: This is the last COVID-19 case count update the City and Borough of Juneau will issue for the time being. Due to the wide availability and use of antigen self-tests, there is less data integrity; neither positive or negative test results from self-tests are counted in DHSS numbers. Additionally, the same information found in these case count updates is available in:
- CBJ Emergency Operation Center reports every Monday and Friday
- CBJ’s COVID-19 Dashboard
- DHSS COVID-19 Cases Dashboard
- COVID-19 cases related to schools are posted on juneauschools.org (click on the green “COVID-19 Cases” block) or here
Statewide, DHSS reports 453 new people identified with COVID-19 – 445 are residents and eight are nonresidents – in the past two days. Alaska has had 147,975 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 5,450 nonresidents.
For more information, contact CBJ’s Emergency Operations Center at COVIDquestions@juneau.org.