Wrangell trying to stem rising COVID case count


September 2, 2021

Almost 12,000 COVID-19 cases were reported around the state in August, the most since last fall, with some schools starting to close to in-person learning in only the first week or two of classes.

Alaska set a record for hospitalizations on Tuesday, with 152 COVID patients under care.

Wrangell also had a record COVID month, with 48 new infections reported in the community, more than one-third of all cases since the pandemic tally started in March 2020.

The community is trying to stem the surge. "We have lots of people getting preventive testing," Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen said Monday. Th...

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