Wrangell has its first case of COVID-19 in a month and a half, city officials said Tuesday evening. The individual is not a resident of Wrangell.

This is Wrangell’s 21st case of COVID-19, and the first positive in the community since mid-September. Twenty others who were previously diagnosed in Wrangell have since recovered.

The individual is now in isolation after testing positive, city officials said Tuesday, although they did not specify where the test took place. The test was not a part of a routine testing program or an airport test.

The city says the state Section of Epidemiology has been notified and that contact tracing for the case will begin shortly.

COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic community members is available free of charge to the community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. If you are symptomatic, call SEARHC’s COVID-19 hotline to schedule a test at (907) 966-8799.

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