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Small COVID outbreak in Wrangell; large numbers persist statewide


October 28, 2021

While Wrangell experienced a small outbreak of community-spread cases over the weekend, Alaska continues to lead the nation in new COVID-19 cases per capita.

The state health department reported more than 2,400 new cases Friday through Monday, continuing Alaska’s ranking at the top of cases per resident nationwide.

In Wrangell, the borough reported 11 new cases Saturday through Tuesday, a majority of which were community spread and mostly linked to attendees at a memorial service Oct. 19.

The 11 cases came after a lull during the first 22 days of October, when Wrangell reported just two n...

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