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. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (Courtesy Photo | NIAID-RML via AP)

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. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (Courtesy Photo | NIAID-RML via AP)

Juneau has its first confirmed coronavirus case

CBJ shared the news Sunday night.

Juneau’s first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, according to a CBJ release.

The patient is an adult, has not been hospitalized and is isolating at home, according to CBJ, DHSS confirmed the case Sunday. The person was not identified.

It is not known if it is a travel-related case, according to CBJ. The city and the Division of Public Health will initiate a contact investigation and reach out to people who may have come into contact with the patient.

The case in Juneau is one of 10 new cases in the state reported today, according to DHSS. All were adults, and none were hospitalized. In addition to the Juneau case, seven cases were in Anchorage and two in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Community transmission appears to be happening in Anchorage, said state epidemiologist Dr. Joe McLaughlin in a release.

Earlier Sunday, CBJ Assembly approved a resolution that mandates certain travelers coming into Juneau self-quarantine for 14 days.

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