City reports new cases, state announces 46th death

City reports new cases, state announces 46th death

City and Borough of Juneau reported three new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

How the people contracted COVID-19 is still under investigation, the city said in a news release. Of the four cases reported yesterday, Public Health attributes one to community spread, one to secondary transmission and two cases are people who were infected while traveling out of state and who are still outside of the state.

Juneau’s emergency operations center reported new cases every day this week, and so far, 282 residents and 98 nonresidents have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 29 active cases in the city, according to CBJ, and 350 people have so far recovered.

All people considered to be active cases are isolating, according to the city, and four are currently hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The state announced on Thursday 142 new cases, five new hospitalizations and one death. The person who died — the state’s 46th death — was a Fairbanks man in his 50s, according to the state.

Of the recently reported cases, 130 are state residents and 12 are nonresidents, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Cumulatively, more than 8,000 people — 7,132 residents and 949 nonresidents — have tested positive for COVID-19, according to state data. There are 4,519 active cases among residents, and 2,567 residents have recovered.

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