News Release: August 28 case count update

Sitka Unified Command received information from Public Health Officials on two positive test results for COVID-19 in Sitka; both on Thursday, August 27.  

Sitka’s positive test count is now at 39 resident cases, 17 non-resident cases, and 1 hospitalization. The State of Alaska is reporting 5,092 cumulative resident 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 first confirmed case is a female resident, age 10-19, who was asymptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on August 23.

The second confirmed case is a male resident, age 60-69, who was symptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on August 24.

Both patients are isolating. Public Health Officials have initiated a contact investigation and will notify and isolate additional persons that may have been in contact with these individuals 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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