Wrangell has recorded 20% of COVID cases in past 3 months


Of Wrangell’s 667 COVID-19 cases reported to state health authorities since the count started in March 2020, almost 20% — 128 infections — have been recorded in just the past three months.

That is double the statewide average, which shows about 10% of pandemic cases have been reported in the past three months.

New variants of the coronavirus are pushing up infection rates across the United States as the nation works through its third year of the pandemic. Alaska’s seven-day case rate per 100,000 people was second highest in the nation as of last week, behind Hawaii, according to the U.S. Cente...

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