Eight total COVID cases in Wrangell


The number of COVID-19 cases in Wrangell has increased since last week's edition of the Wrangell Sentinel. As of Tuesday, June 23, there are eight total cases of the virus in town.

The fourth case was announced on Wednesday, June 17. According to a joint press release from the city and SEARHC, the patient was an unnamed traveller. He was identified through the airport testing program and is currently in quarantine.

"So far, the State's airport testing program has proven to be effective," Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen said in the press release. "With Alaska reopening, the testing schedule...

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