Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Two new positive test results for COVID-19 have been identified through a health care provider.
The individuals are non-residents currently staying in Ketchikan for work. Both of these individuals had been in close contact with a person who was previously reported as testing positive to COVID-19.
Both individuals are asymptomatic and sought testing during their monitored quarantine due to their close contact with the positive case.
Following notification of the positive test results, these two individuals were placed into isolation.
Public Health officials will begin the contact investigation today and reach out to any person who may have come into contact with these individuals.
Public Health will notify and quarantine additional persons as appropriate. Through the contact investigation, Public Health will direct testing of persons that meet criteria based on contact with any confirmed case of COVID-19. Individuals who meet the criteria are being tested in accordance with the CDC and State of Alaska priorities.
These cases bring the cumulative COVID-19 case count, including travelers, to 34. The number of positive cases of individuals residing or staying in Ketchikan is 30. Of the 30 cases, five are still active, and 25 have recovered.
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