News Release: August 21 Case Count Updates for Sitka

Sitka Unified Command received information from Public Health Officials on one positive test results for COVID-19 in Sitka on Thursday, August 20.

Sitka’s positive test count is now at 37 resident cases, 15 non-resident cases, and 1 hospitalization. The State of Alaska is reporting 4,520 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 female resident, age 60-69, who was symptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on August 17.

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.

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Additional information on COVID-19 is available through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) at and SEARHC at

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