Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - There were four new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ketchikan on Friday.
The cases involved were two separate households of two individuals each, who were symptomatic and sought testing at local providers.
The source for all four cases has been determined to be close contact to known positives.
These individuals have been notified of the positive test results, have been directed to isolate, and are being monitored by healthcare providers.
Public Health has begun the contact investigations and will be in touch with anyone who may have been in close contact with these individuals.
The two positive individuals from the same household identified on Thursday were also determined to be due to close contact to a known positive.
Free COVID-19 Testing is available at the Berth 3 Drive-Up facility during the hours of 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Testers are now in a solid wooden building and are no longer using the pop-up tents.
Friday’s case brings the cumulative COVID-19 case count, including travelers, to 96. The number of positive cases of individuals residing or staying in Ketchikan is 84.
Of the 84 cases, 12 are still active and 72 have recovered.