First case of COVID-19 announced in Wrangell


On Sunday evening, June 7, the first positive case of COVID-19 was announced in the community of Wrangell. A joint press release from the city and SEARHC reports that the patient is an unnamed female. She is a resident of Wrangell, according to the press release, and is asymptomatic. Contact tracing, trying to determine who might have come into contact with the patient and may potentially be at risk, is currently ongoing.

"SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) representatives are currently working with Public Health Officials to complete contact tracing and notify anyone who...

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