Another Wrangell resident has tested positive for COVID-19, city officials announced Friday afternoon. The case announced Friday is connected to a case identified earlier in the week. There are two known active cases of COVID-19 in Wrangell.
Neither of the two cases announced this week (Wednesday and Friday) had recently traveled, but both had contact with visitors from out of town.
Both cases are symptomatic and isolating, according to Wrangell officials. They are the first cases identified in the community in almost a month.
Wrangell’s Parks and Recreation department announced Friday afternoon that a recent case had frequented the pool facility. Parks & Rec said at the time they were in the process of notifying close contacts.
City officials did not provide information about the status of contact tracing for the cases, or comment on the vaccination status of the individuals.
Wrangell has had 69 cases of COVID-19 identified since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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 12 and older wanting to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can sign up to receive a vaccine at covid19.searhc.org.
Get in touch with KSTK at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 874-2345.