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The state on Thursday reported one death and 101 new cases of COVID-19, more than half of them involving Anchorage residents.

The state’s death rate, however, remains one of the lowest in the country. Forty Alaskans have now died with the virus, including two residents of the Anchorage Pioneer Home, one of multiple communal living settings in Anchorage dealing with outbreaks of COVID-19.

In addition to the 19 cases associated with the state assisted living facility, there are also 79

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