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Three COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in One Day, Total is Now 15 in Norton Sound

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Particles from the coronavirus. Photo in the public domain via Creative Commons

Three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Norton Sound region yesterday. Norton Sound Health Corporation is reporting two of those cases are suspected to be travel-related.

According to a press release from NSHC last night, two of the three patients are close contacts of each other. Out of that pair, one patient is a non-resident of the Norton Sound region.

The third positive case was identified as a resident of Teller.

NSHC says they have contacted community leaders in Teller and the health corporation plans to offer additional COVID-19 testing for local residents. NSHC is, “strongly encouraging at least one or two members of each household in Teller to get tested.”

All three COVID-19 patients are self-isolating at this time, although as of last night, the state of Alaska had not yet begun contact tracing with the individuals. Along with Wednesday’s positive case from a resident outside of the region, these three new cases bring the total to 15 in the Norton Sound region.

Nine of those cases are currently active while six have recovered.

Image at top: Particles from the coronavirus. Photo in the public domain via Creative Commons.

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