July 28 Positive COVID-19 Case in Sitka

Sitka Unified Command received information from Public Health Officials on one positive test result for COVID-19 in Sitka on Tuesday, July 28.

Sitka’s positive test count is now at 23 resident cases, 12 non-resident cases, and 1 hospitalization. The State of Alaska is reporting 2,797 cumulative cases statewide. Data is provisional and may change. Please note that occasionally there is a lag between cases being reported on the DHSS data dashboard and what local communities report as details are confirmed and documentation is received.

The confirmed case is a male resident, age 50-59, who was asymptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on July 25. The patient is isolating.  Public Health Officials have initiated a contact investigation and will notify and isolate additional persons that may have been in contact with this individual as appropriate.

To view more data visit: coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com

Additional information on COVID-19 is available through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) at https://covid19.alaska.gov/ and SEARHC at www.covid19.searhc.org.

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