Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ has 17 cases of COVID-19 according to data released today by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
The source of the latest case is under investigation.
The new case is of a male, age 30-39.
Six of the cases are the result of community transmission, nine secondary, one travel and the latest case that is under investigation.
10 of the 17 people infected with the virus have recovered.
The DHSS has initiated a contact investigation with this recent case and will reach out to any person who may have come into contact with this individual.
Public Health will notify and isolate additional persons as appropriate.
The State has lowered the threshold for testing. They advise health care providers to test individuals who have a new onset of cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or new onset of two of the following symptoms, chills, diminished sense of taste or smell, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, muscle or joint aches, nausea, rigors, runny nose, a sore throat or sputum production.
Juneau residents are asked to contact your primary healthcare provider if you have symptoms. Juneau residents can also call the local COVID-19 Screening Hotline at 586-6000 between noon and 6 p.m.
Testing will be arranged if appropriate. If someone meets the criteria for testing but is homebound or has no transportation, a community paramedic can conduct an in-home test.