This electron microscope image made available and colour-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., in 2020, shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. A group of Canadian scientists and health experts has launched a new campaign to debunk misinformation about COVID-19. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID/National Institutes of Health)

This electron microscope image made available and colour-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., in 2020, shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. A group of Canadian scientists and health experts has launched a new campaign to debunk misinformation about COVID-19. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID/National Institutes of Health)

New coronavirus cases include 7 at long-term care facility

All are so far asymptomatic, according to the city.

Of 12 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Juneau, seven are part of a growing cluster at Wildflower Court, City and Borough of Juneau announced.

The facility has been quarantining since early this week after a second staff member tested positive over the weekend; the first staff member received a positive test result last Friday, the city said in a news release.

Five residents and four staff have confirmed cases, according to the city, and all are asymptomatic so far.

Within the facility, 70% of staff and residents have received both doses of vaccine, according to the city. The nine positive cases are a mix of people who’ve received no doses, received one dose, or received both.

This brings total confirmed cases in Juneau to 1,201. Statewide, Alaska reported 184 new cases on Thursday, as well as a COVID-related death of a woman in her 40s in North Pole.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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