Positive COVID-19 case reported in Sitka

    Sitka, Alaska (KINY) - Sitka Unified Command received information from Public Health Officials on a positive test result for COVID-19 in Sitka on Tuesday, July 7.

    Sitka’s positive test count is now at 14 resident cases and 6 non-resident cases. The State of Alaska is reporting 1,226 cumulative cases statewide.

    The confirmed case is a female resident, age 30-39, who was asymptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on July 7.

    Public Health Officials have initiated contact investigations and will notify and isolate additional persons that may have been in contact with this individual as appropriate.

    Free COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic patients will be available every Saturday and Sunday in Sitka beginning July 11. All residents can receive a test between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the Mountainside Family Clinic alternative test site.

    Nno appointment is necessary.

    For more information, contact the SEARHC COVID-19 hotline at 966-8799.

    More from News of the North

    Current Conditions

    Crude Oil Price