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. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

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. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

State reports new COVID-19 cases

16 for residents, 19 for nonresidents

The state reported Tuesday 35 new cases of COVID-19.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 16 new cases involving Alaskans and 19 new cases involving nonresidents. The majority of nonresident cases — 12 — are seafood industry workers in the Dillingham Census Area.

The reported cases also include two seafood industry workers in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, two seafood industry workers in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, two workers in the mining industry in the Fairbanks North Star Borough and a visitor to Anchorage, according to DHSS.

No new cases were reported for the Juneau area. One new case was reported for Southeast Alaska.

An email to DHSS seeking clarification on the location was not immediately returned.

The new cases bring the state’s cumulative count to 778 and active case count to 264.

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.

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

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