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In total, 120 Alaskans and a nonresident have died with COVID-19 since the pandemic began here in March. The two newest deaths involved Anchorage residents, state data showed.

Saturday’s COVID-19 numbers represent a continuation of high case counts statewide that have grown for weeks alongside a nationwide virus surge. Concern surrounding the state’s strained hospital and health care system continues to grow as daily tallies climb.

And health officials say that daily counts may be underreporting new case numbers as

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