State reports 57 new cases, 1 in Juneau

How they contracted the virus is under investigation.

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:30pm
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The COVID-19 case count in Juneau and statewide continues to grow.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported Wednesday another new resident case of COVID-19 for the capital city and 57 new cases across the state. Of those newly reported cases, 53 involve residents and four involve nonresidents, according to state data. The state also reported four new hospitalizations and no new deaths.

A total of 96 Alaskans have been hospitalized and 17 have died with COVID-19, according to state data. Thirty-two people are currently hospitalized.

The new Juneau case is the city’s 59th, according to state data. Of those cases, 53 have been residents and six have been nonresidents.

There is one active COVID-19 case reported for Juneau, according to City and Borough of Juneau.

Statewide, there are 945 active cases, according to state data. The state’s cumulative case count is 1,631 and so far 669 people have recovered. The state reports 325 total nonresident 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. Some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia that can be fatal.

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