Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - There was one new case of COVID-19 identified in Ketchikan on Wednesday.
The individual was a symptomatic resident who sought testing at a local clinic. The source has been determined to be community spread.
This person has been notified of the positive test results, has been directed to isolate, and is being monitored by healthcare providers. Public Health has contacted any affected people who were in contact with this individual.
The third case from Tuesday’s press release has been determined to be community spread, Due to the number of community spread cases in the past seven days now totaling four, the Ketchikan Community Risk level is being raised to Level-2 Moderate.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop any symptoms, no matter how minor—such as a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, headache, or body ache—call your healthcare provider for medical advice or use the Testing Hotline and call 247-TEST (8378).
Free COVID-19 Testing is available at the Berth 3 Drive-Up facility during the hours of 9:30-11:30 am and 2:30-4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Please note that the testers are now in a solid wooden building and are no longer using the pop-up tents.
Today’s case brings the cumulative COVID-19 case count, including travelers, to 89. The number of positive cases of individuals residing or staying in Ketchikan is 77 Of the 77 cases, five are still active, and 72 have recovered.