State reports more than 40 new cases

State reports more than 40 new cases

State clears 800 cumulative cases.

The state’s number of active COVID-19 cases continues to climb.

The state reported Thursday 44 new COVID-19 cases—25 new cases for residents and 19 for nonresidents, according to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

None of the new cases reported were for the City and Borough of Juneau, and none of the resident cases reported were for Southeast Alaska, according to DHSS. However, nonresident cases included two seafood industry workers in City and Borough of Wrangell, according to DHSS.

The largest number of nonresident new cases — 9 — was reported for the Bristol Bay area, according to DHSS. All were identified as seafood industry workers.

Anchorage and Fairbanks North Star Borough tied for the most new cases involving residents, according to state data. Eight new cases were reported for each.

There are now 291 active COVID-19 cases in the state, and there have been 816 cases involving residents cumulatively, according to DHSS. So far, 513 people have recovered.

Both Hawaii and Montana have seen fewer cumulative cases of COVID-19 than Alaska has, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose data typically lags about a day behind the state’s.

CDC lists Alaska’s cumulative case count at 778, Montana’s at 766 and Hawaii’s at 775. There have been 12 Alaskan COVID-19 deaths, compared to 21 for Montana and 17 for Hawaii.

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

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