Update: Governor reports 2 new COVID-19 cases at LCCC

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The state has reported an additional eight cases of COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon. There was also an additional death, a woman in the Mat-Su.

    Juneau confirmed its 18th case. There are 285 cases in the state, with 98 people recovered and 32 remain hospitalized.

    Although there were four cases were reported at Lemon Creek Correctional Center as of Tuesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy says two more have been diagnosed at the prison, bringing the total to six.

    Those numbers will be reported in Wednesday's totals.

    And restaurants that serve food and beer or wine, that are still open for pick up or delivery, will now be able to make alcoholic beverages available with meals.

    “Alaska’s hospitality industry is a robust and significant pillar of our state’s economy. By allowing for the curbside pickup of food and drink from our restaurants and the additional delivery of beer and wine with food orders, we are able to provide some relief to Alaskan business owners while upholding our social distancing health mandates,” said Gov. Dunleavy. “My administration will continue to monitor the COVID-19 impacts within our state and seek ways to reopen Alaska’s economy as appropriate.”

    The governor reopened elective surgeries to residents across the state after PPE began to pour in from Alaskan and outside manufacturers.

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