Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports one new resident case of COVID-19 in Juneau. How the individual contracted the virus is under investigation.
Juneau also has a new non-resident case, an individual from the mining industry, according to state data.
Cumulatively, 43 residents from Juneau have tested positive for COVID-19 since March. Of those, two cases are active and 39 individuals have recovered. Juneau has had a total of four non-residents with COVID-19.
“I want to remind Alaskans to buckle down on prevention. As case counts continue to rise in Alaska, we must be diligent about keeping six feet away from others, wearing a cloth face covering when you’re out in public, washing your hands often, and isolating and calling a health care provider to ask about testing if you’re experiencing even mild COVID-19 symptoms,” Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink said in a state press release.
Juneau’s resident case today is part of 19 new ones reported statewide. The State of Alaska has had 854 cumulative cases; 319 are active. The state has also had a total of 175 non-residents test positive for COVID-19, including eight new today.