Ketchikan reports 1 new resident case of COVID-19

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY)- One new positive test result for COVID-19 has been identified today through a local health clinic.

    The individual is a Ketchikan resident and is currently asymptomatic. This individual has been notified of the positive test result, has been directed to isolate, and is being monitored by healthcare providers.

    The source of how the virus was contracted is under investigation.

    Public Health officials have begun the contact investigation and will reach out to any person who may have come into contact with this individual. Public Health will notify and quarantine additional persons as appropriate.

    Today’s case brings the cumulative COVID-19 case count, including travelers, to 52. The number of positive cases of individuals residing or staying in Ketchikan is 45. Of the 45 cases, two are still active, and 43 have recovered.

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