Four COVID-19 cases reported in past four days


Petersburg Medical Center reports four positive COVID-19 cases locally in the past four days.

On Fri., July 9 a resident of Petersburg tested positive for COVID 19 and is isolating at their home.

On Sat., July 10 a guest from the American Cruise Lines Vessel American Constellation tested positive and is isolating in Petersburg with a family member who had tested positive previously. An American Cruise Lines representative is staying in Petersburg to assist them.

On Mon., July 12 two new cases tested positive for COVID 19; one a resident and one a non-resident and both are isolating in Petersburg.

Contact tracing by Alaska Public Health is ongoing with the local case and those associated with the American Constellation. The vessel sailed to Juneau on Fri., July 9.

While the risk to the community of Petersburg is considered to be low from the American Constellation cases, there are other communities in SE Alaska experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should call the PMC COVID Information Line at 907-772-5788. Early recognition and treatment will prevent further transmission of the virus. Call the same number to schedule an asymptomatic test and a COVID-19 vaccine.


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