Ketchikan confirms two positive COVID-19 cases

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - A testing program at a local seafood processing plant found a plant worker tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

    The worker had been in quarantine since arriving in Ketchikan.  The worker is asymptomatic.

    The person remains in isolation under the eyes of healthcare providers.

    Public Health officials have begun a contact tracing investigation. 

    In addition, one new positive test was reported at the Ketchikan Airport of a Ketchikan resident passing through the airport.  The person arrived on July 4th and was instructed to quarantine until receiving test results.  The person is currently asymptomatic.

    After the positive test he was instructed to isolate.  A contact tracing investigation is underway.

    There are now 32 COVID-19 cases in Ketchikan, 28 residents, 25 recovered, and three active cases. 

    Officials said you can get tested at the EOC Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Clinic each Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm at Berth 3. 

    You can also call the testing hotline at 247-TEST (8378).



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