A Wrangell resident and close contact of a recent COVID case has tested positive for COVID-19, city officials announced Friday afternoon. 

The individual is symptomatic and isolating, according to Wrangell officials. 

This newly identified case brings the total known case count in the community to three.

City officials did not comment on the vaccination status of the individual.

Wrangell has had 71 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.