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 reports dozens of new COVID-19 cases

One for Juneau.

The state reported Tuesday 48 new cases of COVID-19.

Among the newly reported cases were 36 involving residents and 12 involving nonresidents, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. A new case for Juneau was among the dozens of cases. It was the only residential case the state reported for Southeast Alaska.

A nonresident case involving a seafood industry worker for the City and Borough of Sitka was also reported by DHSS.

More than half — 22 — of the new cases were reported for Anchorage. Five residential cases were reported for the Fairbanks North Star Borough, five for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, two for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and one for the Valdez-Cordova Census Area in addition to the new Juneau case.

There are now 400 active cases in the state involving residents, according to DHSS. No new deaths were reported and 526 people have so far recovered. City and Borough of Juneau’s COVID-19 Dashboard lists 44 cumulative cases for the city, three active cases for residents and 39 recoveries. CBJ also lists one active case for nonresidents and three recoveries. The city’s count also includes two deaths; however, both occurred out of state. The accuracy of counting one of the deceased as a Juneau resident has also been publicly questioned.

[A death that wasn’t theirs: Woman says her aunt never lived in Juneau, likely considered one of city’s COVID deaths]

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 in Juneau with symptoms, even mild symptoms, are encouraged to call CBJ’s COVID-19 Screening Hotline at 586-6000. The hotline is available daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Contact Ben Hohenstatt at (907)308-4895 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com.

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