Petersburg hit by COVID outbreak
November 10, 2021
While Wrangell has counted 11 new COVID-19 infections in the past week, Petersburg was at 69 active cases as of late Monday, with a mandatory face mask order in place and public buildings closed.
Almost 20% of COVID tests administered in Petersburg in the past seven days had come back positive, the borough reported on its website Monday.
The active case count set a pandemic record for the community, going past the old record of 68 from March 3. Petersburg was hit with 85 cases from mid-February to the first week of March, its highest numbers of the pandemic.
The community reported 17 cases...