Four local tests return negative for COVID-19
March 26, 2020
As of Wednesday afternoon, four of the 13 local test specimens that have been sent to state and commercial laboratories have returned negative for COVID-19, according to Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter. The results of the remaining nine tests are still undetermined.
"You would know a lot sooner if there were any positives," said Hofstetter, at a daily COVID-19 community update on Wednesday.
Statewide, 59 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday evening, with 13 of those cases coming from Southeast Alaska, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Soc...