Two more people on Prince of Wales Island have tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s according to the city of Craig’s emergency operations center.
Local officials say one of the new positive patients is within Craig city limits. Contact tracers are combing through the individual’s recent activity but aren’t yet sure where they acquired the virus.
The other is in an unspecified community of fewer than 1,000 people, according to a prerecorded message from Craig Public Health on the island’s COVID-19 hotline. It’s the second case in a small Prince of Wales Island community this week.
It’s not clear whether the new case identified Friday is in the same community as another case reported on Monday. State officials withhold place names for small communities in an effort to protect patient privacy.
Friday’s two new cases bring the island’s cumulative total to nine coronavirus cases, according to Craig Public Health. Three of those are still active. The remaining six have recovered.
There’s more information about coronavirus testing on Prince of Wales Island at the island’s COVID-19 hotline. That toll-free phone number is 888-894-1321.