Of Alaska’s 36 new resident COVID-19 cases, Juneau has one
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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports one new resident case of COVID-19 in Juneau. How the individual contracted the virus is under investigation. Juneau's one new case is part of 36 new resident cases statewide, the highest one-day increase Alaska has seen. The state now has 940 cumulative cases, 400 of which are active.

Although Juneau has a new case today, the community's cumulative number of cases remains at 44. A case – reported June 27 – that the State of Alaska believed was a resident of Juneau based on initially available information turned out to live elsewhere in the state. The case has been switched to the community the individual lives in.

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Juneau currently has three active resident cases. Of four total nonresidents reported in Juneau, one is active. The state has had 195 nonresidents test positive for COVID-19, including 12 reported today.

As Fourth of July weekend approaches, please gather cautiously. Outdoors is better than indoors and small groups are safest. Limit time together, stay 6 feet apart from non-household members, wear a face mask, and restrict physical contact to air hugs or waves. If anyone in your group is at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, or they have people at home that are, they will need to be especially careful. If you're feeling even mildly sick or are experiencing a sudden onset of new symptoms, stay home and call your health care provider or the COVID-19 Screening Hotline – 586-6000, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily – to ask about testing.stats

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