Borough receives more at-home test kits amid record number of COVID cases

Wrangell's emergency operations center last week received 650 COVID-19 at-home test kits from the state health department, reviving its supply which had dwindled to none amid the community's record number of new infections.

As of Tuesday evening, Wrangell was up to 157 new COVID-19 cases reported by the borough since Dec. 30, two and a half times the community's highest monthly count of the pandemic and representing about one of every 14 residents.

The post-holidays surge represents 40% of the total number of cases reported in town since the pandemic tally started almost two years ago.

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