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)

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)

State reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, 1 in Juneau

Four new cases in Southeast.

The state reported Wednesday 20 new COVID-19 cases, including one for City and Borough of Juneau.

There were four cases reported throughout Southeast Alaska, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data. One case was reported for Ketchikan, one in Wrangell and one in Sitka in addition to the Juneau case.

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The new cases bring the number of active cases in the state to 246, according to DHSS. The new case in Juneau brings the city’s tally to 38.

Of those Juneau cases, four are active, according to the state, and 35 people have recovered. All cases reported Wednesday are under investigation, according to DHSS.

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.

Juneau residents with symptoms, even mild ones, can call the local COVID-19 Hotline at 586-6000. It is staffed 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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