This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus 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 Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

State reports 2 new cases for Juneau

One resident, one nonresident.

The state reported Saturday 27 new COVID-19 cases.

Of those newly reported cases, 19 involved residents while eight involved nonresidents. One resident case and one nonresident case were reported for City and Borough of Juneau, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

[State reports 2 new coronavirus deaths]

The nonresident was a mining industry worker, according to DHSS. Juneau has now had four reported nonresident cases and 43 residents cases. According to the state, 37 Juneauites have recovered, four cases are active and two people who were listed as Juneau residents have died with COVID-19.

The people who died, a man and a woman, were each living in separate long-term care facilities in the Lower 48 and died in May. However, their death certificates list Juneau as their place of residence, so under national guidelines they are counted for the city.

Statewide, there have now been 854 reported cases of COVID-19 involving residents, 521 recoveries and 14 deaths, according to DHSS. There are 319 active cases.

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, but some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia that can be fatal.

People with symptoms, even mild symptoms, can call City and Borough of Juneau’s COVID-19 screening hotline at 586-6000. It is staffed 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

• Contact Ben Hohenstatt at (907)308-4895 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @BenHohenstatt.

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