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State reports one new COVID-19 case in Juneau

June 7, 2020 – News

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports one new case of COVID-19 in Juneau. How the individual contracted the virus is under investigation. Cumulatively, 34 people from Juneau have tested positive for COVID-19 since March – two of those cases are active, 32 individuals have recovered.

Juneau’s one case is part of eight new ones reported today statewide. The State of Alaska has had 544 cumulative cases; 382 have recovered. The state has also had a total of 46 nonresident cases.

“All Alaskans and visitors to our state should take personal responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It’s extremely important to continue with our prevention measures – stay 6 feet apart from others, wash hands often, avoid touching your face, wear cloth face coverings when out in public, keep social circles small and stay home when you are sick,” Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said in a state press release yesterday.

Even if you have mild symptoms of COVID-19, it’s important to get tested. Call Juneau’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline at 586-6000, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For detailed information on COVID-19 in Juneau, the City and Borough of Juneau’s Emergency Operations Center provides daily updates on its local response to the pandemic. Read the updates here.