This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. (NIAID/TNS)

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. (NIAID/TNS)

State reports 86 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

26 Alaskans have died with COVID-19, according to state.

  • Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:35pm
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This story will be updated as more is known.

The state reported Saturday 86 new COVID-19 cases.

Among the newly reported cases are 78 resident cases and eight nonresident cases, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data. A new death was also reported.

The deceased was an Anchorage man in his 60s with underlying conditions, according to the state.

Additionally, eight new hospitalizations bringing the state’s total to 149 were reported.

Six of the cases reported by the state are in Juneau. Three are residents and three are nonresidents, according to DHSS data. It was not immediately clear how many of the cases were previously reported by City and Borough of Juneau’s emergency operations center, which tends to report new COVID-19 cases ahead of the state.

The new cases bring the statewide total to 3,613 resident cases and 760 nonresident cases, according to DHSS data. So far, 177 nonresidents have recovered and 1,077 residents have recovered. As of Saturday, 2,510 cases are active.

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