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Dillingham area man in his 70s dies of COVID-19, according to the state

Brian Venua/KDLG

The state announced the death in a news release on Friday.

A man in the Dillingham area has died of COVID-19, according to a news release from the state on Friday. The man was in his 70s. 

The state also announced the death of an Anchorage woman in her 40s on Friday, and said both deaths were recent.

Four people in the Dillingham area have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the state. A total of 445 Alaskans and 14 non-residents have died of the disease.

The state has reported 108 cases in the Bristol Bay region since the beginning of the month.

This story has been updated with the state's case numbers from Monday, Sept. 13.

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Izzy Ross is the news director at KDLG, the NPR member station in Dillingham. She reports, edits, and hosts stories from around the Bristol Bay region, and collaborates with other radio stations across the state.