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)

State counts 49 new COVID-19 cases

46 residents were among the total.

COVID-19 cases in Alaska climbed at a near-record pace Thursday.

The state reported 46 new COVID-19 cases among residents and three nonresident cases, according to Department of Health and Social Services data. One new hospitalization, the state’s 80th, and no new deaths were reported.

There have now been 1,272 total cases of COVID-19 involving Alaskans since March, according to state data. Of those cases, 684 are active, 571 have recovered and 17 have died.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, breathing trouble, sore throat, muscle pain and loss of taste or smell. Most people develop only mild symptoms. Some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia that can be fatal.

There have been 251 nonresident cases in the state, according to state data.

None of the cases logged Thursday were for City and Borough of Juneau. The city’s last case involving a resident was counted July 2, according to state data. A nonresident case was counted on Wednesday.

CBJ’s COVID-19 dashboard shows two active cases involving Juneauites and one active nonresident case.

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