City reports another COVID case

Updated 7 p.m. April 20

City officials reported a new COVID-19 case Tuesday afternoon, bringing to 17 the number of positive cases since April 8.

The case "is due to community spread," the city's 5:30 p.m. announcement said. "This is the only information about the case at this time," the city reported.

Of the 17 cases over the past 12 days, eight people have recovered and nine cases were still active as of Tuesday.

Wrangell is under a face mask requirement for indoor public spaces. The borough assembly approved the ordinance at an emergency meeting Saturday amid the outbreak of COVID-19 cases. The 17 cases since April 8 represent almost one-third of the community's total case count since the pandemic started more than a year ago.

The Irene Ingle Public Library, Nolan Center and Parks & Recreation facilities are operating with limitations under response plans for a high-risk level of COVID cases.


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