Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports five new resident cases for Juneau – one case reported today and four cases reported Sunday. The state is also reporting 22 new nonresident cases for Juneau – 21 cases reported today and one case reported Sunday.
Juneau has one new hospitalization, which means there are currently two individuals with COVID-19 at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
One of the new resident cases is employed by the City and Borough of Juneau.
The CBJ employee is not in a public-facing position and there is no known work-related exposure. The person is currently in isolation and the State Division of Public Health is conducting contact tracing. The employee’s case is a result of secondary transmission, or being in close contact with somebody else who has tested positive for COVID-19.
The state’s 21 new nonresident cases for Juneau are from the seafood industry and are part of the 26 employees at Alaska Glacier Seafoods who tested positive for COVID-19 that CBJ reported yesterday. Of those 26 employees, one is a resident, and 25 are nonresidents. Contact tracing for this group of cases is ongoing. About 10 to 15 tests from the July 15 testing effort are still pending results.
On July 17, CBJ reported nine cases associated with the seafood processor – five residents and four nonresidents. The source case was a result of community spread, which led to eight more secondary cases. In fact, that grouping involved 10 cases – five residents and five nonresidents.
At the moment, CBJ knows of 64 residents who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 since March. Of that number, eight cases are active and 54 are recovered. Cumulatively, Juneau has had 37 nonresidents with COVID-19 – 30 cases are active and seven have recovered and/or are no longer in Juneau. The resident and nonresident COVID-19 case numbers differ from the State of Alaska’s numbers for Juneau due to CBJ reporting the AGS numbers ahead of the state.
Cumulatively, Alaska has had 1,949 resident cases statewide – 75 of those reported new today – and a total of 465 nonresident cases.
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