SEARHC personnel test a colleague for COVID-19 at the employee screening tent behind the hospital in April (Photo by Berett Wilber/KCAW)

Another Sitka resident has tested positive for the coronavirus, after 10 days without a reported case in the community.

The man is in his fifties and had symptoms at the time of testing on Sunday (Sept. 6), according to a city press release. He received a positive COVID-19 test result on Monday (Sept. 7), according to state data. The source of the infection remains under investigation, and he is isolating.

Sitka’s cumulative coronavirus case count now sits at 58–41 resident cases and 17 non-resident cases. Only one of those cases is active.

According to data from SEARHC, the Angoon is now reporting 11 total cases of the coronavirus, and Kake is reporting a total of 18 cases. 

The state of Alaska reported 35 new cases statewide Monday. Of the 6724 cumulative cases reported statewide, around 65 percent are considered active. Two-hundred and forty people have been hospitalized, and forty-two people have died.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 12:37 pm on Sept. 9, to include information from a Sitka Unified Command press release.