Another Wrangell resident has tested positive for COVID-19, city officials said Friday evening. 

This is Wrangell’s 24th case of COVID-19, and the second positive in the community since mid-September. Twenty-one others who were previously diagnosed in Wrangell have since recovered.

The city also announced two Wrangell resident cases who had tested positive for COVID-19 while outside of Wrangell. They have also recovered.

City officials said Friday that the latest individual to test positive is in isolation. They did not specify where the test took place. But said it was not at the airport.

The city says the state Section of Epidemiology is overwhelmed with the current spike of COVID-19 cases. Individuals who test positive are asked to contact recent close contacts for tracing.

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

Get in touch with KSTK at or (907) 874-2345.