Five residents test positive for virus


January 7, 2021

Five more cases of COVID-19 were identified in town on Tuesday, bringing the local active case count back up to nine, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center.

The five new cases are within the same household, according to the press release. The cases are close contacts of a previous positive case and have been in quarantine since the first household member tested positive for the virus. The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center is forecasting a low risk of COVID-19 to the community because the infected individuals have been in isolation, according to the press release. Public health officials have been contacted to begin close contact tracing.

The EOC will not be raising the local risk level from moderate to high, according to the press release.

Yesterday on Jan. 11, the EOC confirmed two positive cases within a single household, according to a previous joint press release between the borough and PMC. The two individuals were close contacts to a positive case of the virus and have been in isolation ever since, according to the press release.


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