Main street in Petersburg in November 2019 (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Emergency officials announced three new COVID-19 cases in Petersburg Wednesday.

Petersburg’s emergency operations center reported the three are in a single household and were showing symptoms. A press release Wednesday says the current information is that one member of the family had recently traveled within the state and the infection is likely a result of that travel.

State contact tracers have started an investigation to identify others in the community who may have been exposed. The three latest positive cases have been told to isolate from others.

These cases bring Petersburg’s overall count to 11 among residents and eight for non-residents. Just these three are listed as active.

Emergency officials urge people to be proactive with health precautions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in the community. The community had gone for more than a month without a case before two positive tests, one for a resident and one for a non-resident, earlier in October. Both those are now listed as recovered.

The Petersburg Medical Center’s COVID-19 hotline is 772-5788.