Tuesday afternoon, the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization (ESC) announced the fifth known case of COVID-19 in Kodiak.
It is unknown right now if the individual is a resident of Kodiak or a non-resident, or if this is a case of community transmission.
The individual is self-isolating while Kodiak Public Health officials monitor their condition and care. Public Health officials have also initiated a contact investigation. They will reach out to any person who may have come into close contact with the individual, and notify and isolate additional persons as needed.
This is a developing story. More details on this fifth case will be released during the ESC’s update at noon on Thursday, which you can hear live on KMXT 100.1 FM or kmxt.org.