A sign in Petersburg’s Middle Harbor in January 2021 (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Petersburg Medical Center Wednesday reported eight additional COVID-19 cases in the past two days and highlighted that Petersburg schools and businesses are impacted by the new cases.

The active case count was at 29 residents and three non-residents with ages ranging from three to 62 years old. Most cases are under 40 years old. Four students are included in this case count and three are workers at local businesses.

A press release from the Petersburg Medical Center Wednesday night said areas of concern for community transmission are schools, bars and local businesses. People with symptoms are continuing to work and not getting tested, according to the medical center.

People who test positive are urged to notify close contacts or call public health at 772-4611.

Middle and high schools are remote learning this week while the elementary school remains in person. Petersburg’s case counts remained relatively low throughout the summer of 2021 but the community is now seeing its largest outbreak since February and March.

There is additional asymptomatic testing Thursday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, October 1st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the medical center next to public health. People with symptoms should call the COVID information line at 772-5788.