Ketchikan COVID-19 cases rise to 14 after new diagnosis

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Ketchikan Gateway Borough has received information from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services that there has been one new positive test result for COVID-19 in Ketchikan.

    This brings the total number of positive cases in Ketchikan to 14.

    This individual does not have a history of recent travel and has been identified as having been in close contact with a person who was previously reported as testing positive to COVID-19. This individual was identified through the contact investigation by Public Health, was placed into self-quarantine, and was tested for COVID-19 at the direction of Public Health.
     
    Following the positive test results, Ketchikan Public Health officials contacted this individual and will continue to monitor their condition to ensure continued self-isolation.

    Public Health officials will initiate a contact investigation and reach out to any person who may have come into contact with this individual. Public Health will notify and quarantine additional persons as appropriate.

    Through the contact investigation, Public Health will direct testing of persons that meet criteria based on contact with any confirmed case of COVID-19. Individuals who meet the criteria are being tested in accordance with CDC and State of Alaska priorities.

     

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