Three more residents tested positive for COVID-19 in the Denali Borough this week, and the Alaska Division of Public Health confirmed there is evidence of community transmission. These are the first local Denali Borough cases known to occur through community transmission.
Community transmission happens when an individual tests positive for COVID-19 and contact tracers determine the exposure cannot be linked to travel, close contact or any other known exposure.
Since then, the borough has identified a heightened risk of community spread.
Public health officials are performing contact tracing for the three new cases.
The three positive cases were identified among