Allen Marine employees screen incoming travelers at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport on June 13. The three most recent cases of COVID-19 in Sitka have been from incoming travelers at the airport. (Erin McKinstry/KCAW)

Sitka Unified Command reported another positive coronavirus case in Sitka Wednesday (7-1-20). 

The woman is in her thirties and tested at the airport on Monday (6-29-20). She received a positive COVID-19 test result a day later (6-30-20). She is isolating and does not have symptoms, according to local health officials.

This brings Sitka’s positive coronavirus count up to 18–12 residents and 6 non-residents. The city is also reporting 11 recoveries. 

The statewide cumulative case count is 978 resident cases statewide and 198 non-resident cases, according to data from the Department of Health and Social Services

Public health officials have initiated contact tracing for Sitka’s latest cases and will notify and isolate people who have been in contact with the patient “as appropriate.”