Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center is reporting seven new individuals with COVID-19 in Juneau – six residents and one non-resident.
No new cases are part of a current cluster in Juneau. Due to a statewide backlog of cases, thorough contact tracing is strained, which means infection acquisition of most individuals will remain under investigation. Juneau residents who test positive are urged to immediately call their own close contacts.
The cluster of Mendenhall Auto Center employees with COVID-19 is at 14; all cases are currently active. The Juneau business closed to the public earlier this week upon learning of its first COVID-positive employee. Public Health says the potential risk of exposure to patrons is low. The cluster of cases associated with Juneau’s vulnerable/unsheltered population is still at 86 – 16 individuals have active cases and 70 have recovered.
Cumulatively, Juneau has had 518 residents test positive for COVID-19 since March and 105 nonresidents. There are 108 active cases in Juneau and 512 individuals have recovered. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.
There are currently three people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
Statewide, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today reports 384 new people with COVID-19 – 380 are residents and four are nonresidents. The state also reports four more deaths – a female Southeast Fairbanks Census Area resident in her 60s, a female Anchorage resident in her 90s, a male Matanuska-Susitna Borough resident in his 80s, and a male Anchorage resident in his 80s – bringing the total number of deaths to 81.
Alaska has had 14,837 cumulative resident cases of COVID-19 and a total of 1,071 non-residents.