Another Wrangell resident has tested positive for COVID-19, city officials said Saturday afternoon. 

This is Wrangell’s 26th case of COVID-19, and one of two active cases in the community. Twenty-four others who were previously diagnosed have since recovered.

City officials report the case is symptomatic, and in isolation after testing positive. They did not provide information about where the individual was tested.

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

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

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