Petersburg COVID cases drop to single digits for the first time since October

Homes on a quiet street.
Petersburg in Southeast Alaska. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Petersburg’s active COVID-19 case count dropped to single digits this week, the lowest total since late October.

Petersburg Medical Center reported nine active cases as of Tuesday morning. That includes seven cases that have been reported in the past seven days. The Southeast community has a testing positivity rate of 3.6% and just 11 pending test results.

The medical center’s dashboard shows just under 60% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated, similar to the statewide rate.

Petersburg’s total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is now at 570, with three deaths.

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Joe Viechnicki is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.

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