KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A new positive test result for COVID-19 involving a seafood worker was reported Monday by the Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center.
“This person has cooperated with the (seafood processing) company’s COVID-19 mitigation plan, has been in quarantine after arriving to Ketchikan, and was tested today (Monday) for the first time,” stated the EOC announcement published late Monday afternoon.
The person did not have symptoms Monday, according to the EOC. The individual was placed in isolation, and is being monitored by health care personnel. Public Health has started a contact investigation.
Ketchikan now has recorded 30 positive test results for COVID-19, 26 of which involve residents or travelers/workers staying in Ketchikan.
According to EOC data, 4,294 tests have been administered in Ketchikan as of 5 p.m. Monday. Results from 246 tests are pending.
On Sunday, Alaska recorded 25 new cases of COVID-19, according to a Monday statement from the Alaska department of Health and Social Services.
Twenty-one of the new cases involve Alaska residents, while four of the cases involve nonresidents.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough was not one of eight communities to record a new case on Sunday.
Seward tallied eight new cases, the Municipality of Anchorage counted six new cases and Willow recorded two new cases.
One new COVID-19 case per community was recorded in Eagle River, Fairbanks, North Pole, the Nome Census Area and Wasilla.
The cases recorded Sunday bring the statewide resident total of COVID-19 cases to 904, according to the DHSS.
Two of the new nonresident cases were detected in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough each recorded one new nonresident case. All four cases involve individuals in unknown industries, according to the announcement.
The nonresident cases recorded on Sunday brings the nonresident case count to 183.
No new hospitalizations were recorded on Sunday, leaving the statewide total for hospitalizations at 67.
The statewide count of deaths remains 14.
Four cases were reclassified as recovered on Sunday, raising the total tally of recovered cases to 525.
Across Alaska, a total of 108,709 tests have been administered.