The number of Ketchikan residents testing positive for coronavirus has risen to 13. That’s following Saturday’s announcement of an additional case that authorities say was not travel-related.
It remains unclear how the person became infected. Officials in Ketchikan haven’t said whether the person was in contact with others known to be infected with the virus but said state public health officials are investigating.
Statewide, there are 114 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday evening. At least seven people have been hospitalized; three Alaskans have died from the disease including one in Washington state.