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City officials reported a new positive case of COVID-19 in Unalaska Friday, bringing the positive local case count to 101.

The individual testing positive is a UniSea employee and has been in quarantine since arriving on the island on Aug. 23, the city said in a statement. 

In compliance with the company's COVID-19 mitigation plan, the employee received a negative COVID-19 test before traveling to Unalaska, and the positive result was received at the mid-point of their quarantine period.

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Updated 06/16/2020 at 10:30 a.m. 

Crew have tested negative for COVID-19 on the F/V Ocean Rover, an American Seafoods vessel that arrived in Unalaska late Sunday afternoon for summer pollock season.

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Six more crew members aboard the M/V Tustumena have tested positive for COVID-19, state officials said Tuesday. That brings the total number of COVID-19 positive crew members on the Alaska Marine Highway System vessel to seven.

Over the weekend, a crew member on the state ferry tested positive for coronavirus in Unalaska after showing mild symptoms, just hours after the vessel arrived on the island. 

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Sailings for the M/V Tustumena will resume later this month, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.  

Initially, on Monday,  the DOT said it would cancel all of the state ferry's sailings "indefinitely" after a crew member on the Tustumena tested positive for COVID-19. The positive result came just hours after the vessel arrived in Unalaska Saturday.