City, state announce new COVID-19 cases

City, state announce new COVID-19 cases

Results in from Glory Hall testing, too.

City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center reported Wednesday four new COVID-19 cases.

How the four people contracted the illness is under investigation for all four cases, the city said in a news release.

Two Juneau residents who’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19 are people experiencing homelessness, according to the city. Public Health has identified seven close contacts, who are currently in quarantine.

The Emergency Operations Center conducted a round of testing at the Glory Hall last Friday, Sept. 18, according to the city. All 75 tests came back negative. As a safety precaution, the city plans to conduct another round of testing for people without permanent housing this Friday.

Statewide, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 57 cases. Of those cases, 56 people who tested positive for COVID-19 are Alaska residents and one is a nonresident.

Four new hospitalizations and no new deaths were reported by the state.

That brings the total of hospitalizations to 270 among residents and the number of deaths remains at 45.

There have been 7,004 cases among residents and 937 among nonresidents, according to state data. So far, 2,477 residents and 254 nonresidents have recovered.

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