Saturday was a record day for COVID-19 cases in the state. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 29 new cases and there are now more than 230 active cases in the state.

Of those 29, two were recorded in the Mat-Su Borough. One case was reported in Palmer and another in Houston. There have now been a total of 43 total cases in the Mat-Su Borough. Of those 26 are in Wasilla, 12 in Palmer, two in Big Lake, one in Willow, one in Houston and one in Talkeetna. Of that total, 23 are considered recovered. There have been 12 total cases reported in the borough in June and 19 since May 22. There were no positive cases reported in the Valley from April 19 through May 9.

Cases reported Saturday are spread throughout the state. There were seven in Anchorage, four in Homer, three in Ketchikan, two in North Pole, two in Craig, two on the Southern Kenai Peninsula, two in Sitka, and one each in Houston, Palmer, Wrangell, the Bethel census area and the Nome census area.

The state total is at 654 and 405 are considered recovered.

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