This April 2012 image shows Sitka Noise. (James Poulson/Sitka Guard via AP)
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The individual, a local at Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka Long-Term Care, was “instantly isolated and transferred to Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center,” Sitka officials said in a statement.
“Strategies were implemented to guarantee the safety of the other homeowners at SLTC. An examination is presently underway to identify the source of the virus,” local officials said.
Health officials will separate additional people if needed, according to the statement.
Though the case was revealed by the City and District of Sitka on Saturday, it will not appear in the state of Alaska’s official case tally up until Sunday.
The state reports favorable cases of COVID-19 based upon the previous day’s totals.
On Saturday, the state had actually reported no new cases of COVID-19 among test outcomes reported the previous day, and no new deaths or hospitalizations.
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