This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

6 new cases reported locally, 79 statewide

Four are Juneau residents.

City and Borough of Juneau’s emergency operations center reported Wednesday six new COVID-19 cases in the city.

Among the new local cases are four residents and two nonresidents, according to CBJ. How the residents contracted the illness is under investigation, and the nonresidents are in the mining center.

The new cases raise Juneau’s cumulative case count to 153 residents and 93 nonresidents, according to city data. So far, 191 people have recovered, and 54 cases are active. All active cases are isolating.

The state reported 79 new cases across 17 communities.

Anchorage saw the greatest number of new cases with 37, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Only Fairbanks, 14 cases, had more than 10 new cases.

The state also reported five new hospitalizations bringing the total number of Alaskans who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 to 184. There were 45 hospitalized patients on Wednesday, according to state data.

So far, 1,316 residents have recovered, according to the state.

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