New COVID case announced, 16 total


August 20, 2020

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced that a new case of COVID-19 was confirmed this evening, Aug. 21. The announcement came in a press release from the city at 5:10 p.m. The new case, No. 16 in the community’s total case count, was reportedly discovered in a routine employee testing program. The patient is asymptomatic, the press release reads, and they are in isolation. Of Wrangell’s total cases, 10 have been locals and the other 6 have been non-locals.

The press release also reminds readers that free asymptomatic testing is available on weekends at the SEARHC AICS clinic, on Wood Street. The testing is available on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If one is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, they are encouraged to contact the SEARHC COVID-19 hotline at (907) 966-8799.

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