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 sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. Alberta's oilsands are operating with critical staff only as the highly contagious Omicron variant sweeps the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

COVID at a Glance for Wednesday, March 16

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.

Local numbers for March 14-15

Alert level: Minimal

New cases: 20 residents

Cumulative cases: 7,702 residents and 388 nonresidents

Current hospitalizations: 1

New deaths: 0

Cumulative deaths: 21 residents, 1 nonresident

Vaccination information: 85% of Juneau’s eligible population (80% overall) has received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 80% of eligible Juneau residents (75% overall) have completed a full vaccination series.

State numbers for March 14-15

Alert level: High

New cases: 466 residents, 6 nonresidents

Cumulative cases: 236,471 residents and 7,915 nonresidents

Current hospitalizations: 52

New deaths: 1

Cumulative deaths: 1,169 residents, 33 nonresidents

Vaccination information: 71.2% of Alaska’s eligible population (66.6% overall) has received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 64.1% of eligible Alaskans (59.9% overall) have completed a full vaccination series.

— Juneau Empire

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