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Follow-Up Testing Finds No New Cases of COVID-19 From Alaska Cruise Ship | Seattle Times



Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

A week after Alaska’s first cruise ship of 2020 returned to port with a passenger who tested positive for COVID-19 aboard, follow-up testing has found no infected passengers or crew, and the person who originally tested positive has since tested negative.

UnCruise Adventures, owner of the cruise ship Wilderness Adventurer, is declining to say last week’s positive test was a false positive. The City and Borough of Juneau’s testing program found the positive case, but borough officials say that it is unlikely that its test provided a false reading.

“All we can do is rely on the science of the tests, and they’re not perfect, but they’re pretty good,” said Robert Barr, planning chief of Juneau’s emergency operations center.

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