This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

COVID at a Glance for Wednesday, Dec. 8

Numbers come from reports from the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, as well as updates from the Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub and City and Borough of Juneau COVID-19 Dashboard.

The city and state will begin providing COVID-19 data updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays instead of daily. COVID at a glance will follow that schedule.

Local numbers for Dec. 7-8.

Alert level: High

New cases: 15 residents,

Test positivity rate: 3%

Cumulative cases: 3,948 residents and 299 nonresidents

Current hospitalizations: 1

New deaths: 0

Cumulative deaths: 16 residents, 1 nonresident

Vaccination information: 81.8% of Juneau’s eligible population ( 77.5% overall) has received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 76.7% of eligible Juneau residents (72.7% overall) have completed a full vaccination series.

State numbers since Dec. 7-8.

Alert level: High

New cases: 434 residents, 7 nonresidents

Test positivity rate: 4.5%

Cumulative cases: 147,535 residents and 5,442 nonresidents

Current hospitalizations: 76

New deaths: 3

Cumulative deaths: 856 residents, 30 nonresidents

Vaccination information: 62% of Alaska’s eligible population ( 58% overall) has received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 56% of eligible Alaskans (52% overall) have completed a full vaccination series.

— Juneau Empire

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