Testing tents at Petersburg’s James A. Johnson Airport this summer (Angela Denning/KFSK)

Travel testing for COVID-19 has turned up another positive case for a person visiting Petersburg from out of state.

The latest case was announced Friday afternoon by Petersburg’s Emergency Operations Center. Health officials say the person was tested before traveling to Petersburg from the lower 48 and received a positive test result sometime after arriving.

The person contacted the Petersburg Medical Center upon learning of the positive test result and has been following the state’s travel mandate for quarantine. The person is remaining isolated until recovered, according to health officials.

State contact tracers are investigating close contacts.

A press release Friday highlighted that this is an example of how easy it is for someone to bring the virus into the community.

As of Friday, Petersburg has two active cases, one resident and one non-resident. The total count here including recovered cases is now at 16.

The local COVID hotline is 772-5788.