Wrangell suffers first COVID death as it sets monthly record for cases


December 2, 2021

Wrangell marked two milestones in the fight against COVID-19 in November: The first death attributed to the highly infectious disease in the community, and a record number of new infections.

The borough on Monday reported the death. To protect the individual and family privacy, neither the borough nor the state releases the name, specific age or day of death of the person, though the state reported the individual was a Wrangell man in his 60s.

The state health department website only lists the death as occurring sometime in the past 30 days.

The statewide death toll was at 880 as of Tuesday...

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