News Release: September 21 Case Count Update

Sitka Unified Command received information from Public Health Officials on three positive test results for COVID-19 in Sitka since Friday, September 18.

Sitka’s positive test count is now at 45 resident cases, 17 non-resident cases, and 1 hospitalization. The State of Alaska is reporting 6,836 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 male resident, age 40-49, who is asymptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on September 16. Patient is isolating. Public Health Officials have completed contact investigation and have notified and isolated additional persons that may have been in contact with this individual as appropriate.

The second confirmed case is a female resident, age 50-59, who is symptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on September 18. 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.

The third confirmed case is a male resident, age 40-49, who is symptomatic and received COVID-19 testing on September 18. Patient is isolating. Public Health Officials have completed contact investigation and have notified and isolated 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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