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Two new COVID cases announced


Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Wrangell today, Aug. 1. This brings the total number of cases Wrangell has seen up to 15, and the number of active cases up to 6.

The first case was announced in a press release from the city early this morning, at 8:27 a.m. This individual is a Wrangell local, and according to the press release is a close contact of a previous case that was announced last week. The second case was announced later in the afternoon, around 1:05 p.m. Just like the previous case, this person is a Wrangell local and a close contact of another case.

“The Section of Epidemiology has been notified and Public Health Officials will begin investigating the case and will conduct contact tracing,” both press releases read. “A Public Health representative will notify persons who may have come in close contact with the individuals. Questions about close contacts should be directed to Public Health in Petersburg at (907) 772-4611.”


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