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...

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