Another 20 COVID-19 cases were reported in Alaska Tuesday. This comes two days after 27 positive cases were reported, a single-day record for the state.

Of the 20, 15 were reported in Anchorage. One of those cases is a recently admitted juvenile at the McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

“Upon notification of the result, the DHSS Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) immediately began medical isolation measures for the resident. DJJ’s nursing director is working directly with the Alaska Section of Epidemiology and Anchorage Health Department to promptly determine which staff and residents should receive testing, as well as acting on all other recommended protective measures,” state officials said in a press release issued Tuesday.

There were also three cases reported in Kenai, one in Homer and one in Nikiski The state total now stands at 487, and 371 are considered recovered. A total of 56,203 tests have been reported.

A total of 29 total cases have been reported in the Mat-Su Borough.

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