Number of cumulative COVID-19 cases rises to 14 in Sitka

    Sitka, Alaska (KINY) - Sitka Unified Command received information from public health officials on two positive test results for COVID-19 in Sitka on Friday, June 19.

    Sitka’s positive test count is now at 14, with 12 resident cases and 2 nonresident cases. The State of Alaska is reporting 722 cumulative cases statewide.

    The first confirmed case is a male resident, age 40-49, who was symptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on June 16.

    The second confirmed case is a female resident, age 40-49, who was symptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on June 16.

    Public health officials have initiated contact investigations and will notify and isolate additional persons that may have been in contact with these individuals as appropriate.

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