This article has been updated to reflect the announcement of a second COVID case.
Wrangell officials announced two resident cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon.
They are the first cases identified in Wrangell in almost a month, and are the only two known active cases in town at this time.
Both individuals are asymptomatic, and in isolation, according to a statement released by the city. Officials did not provide information about the status of contact tracing for the cases, but added that one of the cases is travel-related, as the individual recently traveled outside of Alaska.
For Wrangellites without COVID symptoms, testing is available daily at the airport during jet arrivals. Anyone with symptoms or other COVID questions can call the Wrangell Medical Center at 874-7000.
And people 16 and older wanting to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can sign up to receive a vaccine at covid19.searhc.org.
Wrangell has had 62 cases of COVID-19 identified since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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