State health authorities are reporting another Ketchikan resident has died of COVID-19. The deceased was identified as a man in his 60s who died earlier this month.
The death brings Ketchikan to 15 reported deaths related to COVID-19. All but two happened since August 1, state data shows.
Officials say 35 Ketchikan residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, including eight in the past month.
Free at-home COVID-19 tests are available at Ketchikan fire stations and Ketchikan Public Health Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Drive-through testing is also available in the parking lot outside Ketchikan’s Alaska Marine Highway terminal.
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available from local health care providers and pharmacies.
Health officials recommend everyone 18 and up get a booster shot six months after receiving their second dose of a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or two months after getting the Johnson & Johnson shot.