Wrangell nears record with surge in COVID-19 cases

 

January 13, 2022



COVID-19 cases in Wrangell are surging at their fastest rate of the nearly 2-year-old pandemic, with 67 new infections since Christmas weekend, as of Tuesday evening’s borough report.

Of those, 37 cases were recorded between Friday and Tuesday.

The post-holidays surge is certain to break Wrangell’s single-month record, when the community tallied 66 infections in November.

The borough’s Tuesday COVID update made particular note of New Year’s Eve parties, advising anyone who attended a social gathering and is experiencing any symptoms to contact SEARHC at 907-874-7000 for testing.

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