Wrangell reports 6th and 7th COVID cases this month

Officials reported two new COVID-19 cases in Wrangell late Thursday afternoon, the sixth and seventh this month.

"These individuals are Wrangell residents, and are both close contacts of a recent COVID positive case in Wrangell," the borough reported in a prepared statement. "The individuals are symptomatic and are isolating."

The other cases this month were reported June 2 (two people), June 9 (also two cases) and June 15 (one case). All are Wrangell residents.

This month's COVID cases were the first reported in town since May 6.

Wrangell has counted 67 cases since the tally started last year.

As of Thursday, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 60% of Wrangell residents 12 and older had received at least one vaccination shot, slightly better than the statewide average of 54% but below Skagway, Juneau, Yakutat and Sitka which were all in the 72%-79% range.


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