Highest 14-day case count since start of pandemic in Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Forty-four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Juneau from July 24 to 26. Forty of that number are residents.

    "Over the past 14 days, 150 people tested positive for COVID-19 in our community, a significant majority of whom were residents," Mila Cosgrove, deputy city manager, said in a release on Monday by the City and Borough of Juneau. "We have not had a 14-day case count this high during the entire pandemic."

    There are 112 active cases of COVID-19 in Juneau as of Monday evening.

    According to the city and borough, nine additional people have tested positive aboard cruise ships since Friday--one on the Celebrity Millennium, one on the American Constellation, and seven aboard the Wilderness Explorer.

    The risk to the community from these cases is considered low.

    Sitka's active case count was more than 240 as of Sunday evening.

     

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