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...

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